Meet Simon Tam, self-proclaimed “Asian Troublemaker” and bass guitarist behind the Asian American rock band The Slants. Tam decided on the band name as a means to reclaim the slur after being bullied as a child for his Asian features. After eight years of fighting for the right to name his band at the Supreme Court, he and his bandmates finally get to be heard.

You can watch the story above, as taken from the June 8, 2022 Matter of Fact Listening Tour: “Trailblazers, Troublemakers and Dreams.”

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