A Year of Anti-Asian Violence

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Guest: Kim Tran


In the year since the pandemic began, the number of attacks against Asian Americans has skyrocketed. The most recent wave of assaults left a number of victims injured and one man dead. Many Asian American activists say the attacks reflect a pattern of violence “as old as America itself.”

One Korean American's Reckoning

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With Kim Tran

As protests continue in cities across the U.S., people have hit the streets to protest systemic racism and police brutality. Many Asian Americans have joined in that action, but are also trying to figure out how they fit into the larger national conversation about racism.

By Meiying Wu, Courtesy of The New York Times

Asian-American and Black leaders describe how the combination of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement is changing their relationship

Charlie Mai, 24, center, and Henry Mai, 22, left, with their mother, Mary Byrne, at their home in Arlington, Va. Their father threatened to leave during an argument over the George Floyd protests. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

Communities of color push their families to tackle anti-Blackness and social unrest

A protester at the Irvine Civic Center on June 13 holds a sign that says “You’ve messed with the wrong generation.” The protest was organized by Beckman High School students. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Young people mobilize against racism, across generations

Amidst rising anti-Asian violence, activists resist calls for more policing