Racism Against Asian Americans And Pacific Islanders
This episode originally aired on March 2, 2021.
Six of the eight people killed last week in shootings at three Atlanta-area spas were Asian American women.
Across the country, weekend protests called for an end to racist violence and hate toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a trend that watchdog groups say has been exacerbated by the pandemic.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we examine what the Atlanta shootings and other incidents of AAPI-targeted violence say about our society and how organizations are responding.
- Cameron McWhirter, Atlanta-based reporter, The Wall Street Journal
- Michelle Ye Hee Lee, national reporter, The Washington Post, and president of the Asian American Journalists Association
- State Sen. Tina Maharath, Ohio Senate District 3
- Dr. Melissa Borja, core faculty member in the Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies program at the University of Michigan
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