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.”

This week, our very own Rishika Dugyala spoke to Kim Tran — a queer Vietnamese American antiracist educator and writer — for some insight into allyship, accountability and Black-Asian solidarity right now.

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The Atlanta shooting attack on March 16 marked a culmination of a year of increased racism, discrimination and violence directed against Asians and Asian Americans in the U.S.

PBS News Hour Mar 16 2021

As the U.S. continues its battle against COVID-19, it is also battling a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans.

Still from Democracy Now! broadcast showing demonstrators holding signs reading: We deserve to be safe; We're fed up; Stop AAPI Hate

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.

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