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    Heems Talks To "See Something Say Something" About Flying While Brown

    "I just came (back to the U.S.) after a long trip... can't you just say welcome home?"

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    Getting "randomly selected" when you're flying is the woooooorst.

    So on the BuzzFeed podcast See Something Say Something, I talked to Indian American rapper and activist Heems about flying while brown.

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    If you don't know Heems, he's a member of Swet Shop Boys, alongside Redino and Riz Ahmed, who recently starred in a little movie called Rogue One.

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    The group recently released an album, Cashmere. Many of their songs deal with identity, growing up Muslim or Hindu, and immigration.

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    In the episode, I ask Heems how he came to write from the perspective of Muslim characters, even though he himself is Hindu and raised in Queens.

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    We spend the episode talking about intersectionality, Bollywood, and of course, flying while brown. Listen to the full episode here!

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