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