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September 5, 2019

A slur or point of pride? The Slants’ journey to litigate their band name

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Simon Tam, from the Asian American band The Slants, speaks about their journey to the US Supreme Court to trademark their "disparaging" name. Produced by: The World staff and April Peavey. Image credit: Courtesy of The Slants.

Aired September 2, 2019

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Michael L
12:58 AM 06 September 2019
I never even thought of the racial slur aspect until it was brought up in the video. The first thing I thought of was slant referring to a different slant on things, or something like that. It's weird how people's minds so often go right away to the negative connotation.
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Katherine M
4:53 PM 05 September 2019
I have never thought of Asians having slanted eyes. To me they are almond shape or tiny. Kudos to Mr. Tam for standing up for what he believed.
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