Monday, March 22, 2021

RACISM IN AMERICA - The Latest Against Asian Americans

"Asian American community battles surge in hate crimes stirred from COVID-19PBS NewsHour 3/16/2021


SUMMARY:  As the U.S. continues its battle against COVID-19, it is also battling a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans.  A recent report found that hate crimes against Asian Americans in major U.S. cities surged by nearly 150 percent in 2020 —even as the number of overall hate crimes fell.  Stephanie Sy looks at how the violence has marred one community, and how they are coming together in its wake.



"Actress Margaret Cho on why racism is a ‘deep well of shame’ for some Asian AmericansPBS NewsHour 3/20/2021


SUMMARY:  For more on the history of and recent rise in anti-Asian American racism and hate crimes, Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy & Grammy-nominated comedian and actress Margaret Cho joins Hari Sreenivasan.  She speaks about her own family’s experience with racism in America, the model minority myth, and the way Asians are perceived in America.

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