Atlanta and the History of Anti-Asian Violence

Season 2, Special Episode

Atlanta and the History of Anti-Asian Violence

In the wake of the shooting in Atlanta, we discuss the history of anti-Asian racism in U.S. politics and culture, and the formation of the Asian American identity as an explicitly political act.

Atlanta and the History of Anti-Asian Violence
Season 2, Special Episode

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As we worked on our third episode, the news broke about the shooting in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six women of Asian descent. This tragic event comes after more than a year of rising violence against members of Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities. In this special episode, we talk about the shooting, the history of anti-Asian racism in U.S. politics and culture, and the formation of the Asian American identity as an explicitly political act.

Guest

Josephine Nock-Hee Park, Professor of English and Director of the Asian American Studies Program

Host

Alex Schein

Producer

Lauren Rebecca Thacker

Editors

Alex Schein

Interviewer

Lauren Rebecca Thacker

Illustration

Adriana Bellet

Music

Theme music by Nicholas Escobar, C’18

Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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