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Stop AAPI Hate, Community Solidarity & Historical Context

On this edition of Your Call, we're continuing our discussions about the ongoing attacks against the Asian American community from the recent Atlanta-area shootings that left six Asian women dead to the attacks against Asians in the Bay Area.The group Stop AAPI Hate has documented nearly 3,800 incidents of anti-Asian hate during the pandemic. Activists say the violence isn't new, but it escalated after Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric about COVID. What will it take to stop these attacks, what actions are communities calling for, and what historical context do we need to know?


Russell M. Jeung, chair and Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, and author/co-author of several books, including Family Sacrifices: The Worldviews and Ethics of Chinese Americans

May-lee Chai, Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University and author of 10 books, including Useful Phrases for Immigrants

Web Resources: 

The New York Times: All I Can Think About Is Her’: Families Grieve for Victims of Atlanta Attacks 

The Washington Post, Janelle Wong and Viet Thanh Nguyen:Bipartisan political rhetoric about Asia leads to anti-Asian violence here

The Guardian, Vivian Ho: San Francisco's Chinatown reckons with Atlanta attacks: 'I don't feel safe anywhere' 

The Los Angeles Times, May-lee Chai: How Asian women are relentlessly objectified in American culture 

Time: Violence Against Asian Americans Is on the Rise—But It’s Part of a Long History 

Thread of GoFundMe pages for the victims and survivors of the Atlanta shooting