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April 1, 2021

"I Am Not Okay." Revisting Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

"I Am Not Okay." Revisting Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Jennifer Chen (@jchenwriter) is a freelance journalist who has written for print and online media, including pieces in the New York Times, Oprah Magazine, and many other publications. Over the past year, she has written four articles on the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes in America since the start of the pandemic.

Jenn came on the JNS last summer to discuss attacks against the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, and I wanted to have her back on the show to discuss what’s changed (and what hasn’t) over the past year, and how people are coping and responding to the violence. We also discuss the impact of the Atlanta shootings, why hate crimes are hard to prosecute, and the complexities of race and racism in America.

Jenn’s Articles:

Georgia Senator Michelle Au Shares What You Can Do to Help the Asian American Community

How You Can Join the Stop Asian Hate Movement

Racist Attacks Against Asian Americans Are Still on The Rise During COVID-19

Yes, Calling Coronavirus “the Chinese Virus” or Kung-Flu Is Racist

Resources:

Stop AAPI Hate

Hate is a Virus

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