Footnotes is a new history podcast from the Yale Daily News Podcast Desk. In this episode, Rishika Veeramachaneni ’25 and Zawadi Kigamwa ’25 cover the history of affirmative action. Rishika then speaks with the Asian American Student Association’s Naina Agrawal-Hardin ’25 and Tony Ruan ’25 about protest and cross-cultural solidarity. This episode was recorded in May of 2023, prior to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard.

Produced by Grace Ellis ’25, Zawadi Kigamwa ’25, and Rishika Veeramachaneni ’25. Music by Blue Dot Sessions.