The last year or so has been full of headlines about racial reckonings. Corporations and entire industries have dealt very publicly with racism and sexual harassment. It's led to a lot of staff shakeups—and growth in one particular industry: diversity, equity and inclusion, also know as DEI. Sam talks to Kim Tran, an anti-racist author and consultant, about her article in Harper's Bazaar on how the diversity, equity and inclusion industry has strayed from its movement roots.
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with author Kim Tran about the history of solidarity between Asian and Black Americans and how their movements interact.
“One of the biggest deterrents we have is by being there and by them knowing we’re here.”
As the U.S. continues its battle against COVID-19, it is also battling a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans.
Anti-Asian hate crimes have spiked across the U.S. over the past year, fueled in part by Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric about the coronavirus. One recent study found a 150% increase in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans in 2020, even though overall hate crimes fell last year.
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.”
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.
Asian-American and Black leaders describe how the combination of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement is changing their relationship
Communities of color push their families to tackle anti-Blackness and social unrest
Young people mobilize against racism, across generations
Amidst rising anti-Asian violence, activists resist calls for more policing