Curbing Anti-Asian and Pacific Islander Hate (with Cynthia Choi)

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Since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in the US, over 3,000 attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have been reported – with many targeting the Bay Area’s elderly population. Misinformation, fear, and politicians’ racist rhetoric tied to COVID’s origins in China have only fueled the sometimes fatal violence against AAPI communities across the country. Cynthia Choi of Stop AAPI Hate and Chinese For Affirmative Action joins us to talk about scapegoating, the data collected on these verbal and physical attacks, and the pressing need for community-led, intersectional public safety initiatives.

Keep up with Julián on twitter @JulianCastro and Instagram @JulianCastroTX.

Resources from the episode:

  • Volunteer with the Oakland Chinatown Coalition to assist elderly community members with daily activities.

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