Then & Now

The Long History of Anti-Asian Hatred: A Conversation with Karen Umemoto and David Yoo

March 29, 2021 UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy Episode 39
Then & Now
The Long History of Anti-Asian Hatred: A Conversation with Karen Umemoto and David Yoo
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Then & Now
The Long History of Anti-Asian Hatred: A Conversation with Karen Umemoto and David Yoo
Mar 29, 2021 Episode 39
UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

Anti-Asian sentiment and violence has spiked dramatically over the last year. Most recently on March 16, a mass shooting in Atlanta, Georgia took the lives of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. UCLA Professors David Yoo and Karen Umemoto join this special episode of Then & Now to discuss this disturbing trend and situate it in the context of race and racism in American society. They discuss policies that have stigmatized and excluded Asian Americans, the development of the “AAPI” category, different forms of resistance against exclusion, and today's increasing mobilization and solidarity against anti-Asian hatred.

To learn more about how to combat Asian American hatred, please visit UCLA’s Translate COVID site here.

Show Notes

Anti-Asian sentiment and violence has spiked dramatically over the last year. Most recently on March 16, a mass shooting in Atlanta, Georgia took the lives of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. UCLA Professors David Yoo and Karen Umemoto join this special episode of Then & Now to discuss this disturbing trend and situate it in the context of race and racism in American society. They discuss policies that have stigmatized and excluded Asian Americans, the development of the “AAPI” category, different forms of resistance against exclusion, and today's increasing mobilization and solidarity against anti-Asian hatred.

To learn more about how to combat Asian American hatred, please visit UCLA’s Translate COVID site here.