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Wu Advances in Boston Mayor Race; Opponent Too Early to Call
"Boston will elect a woman of color mayor but the first time in its history no matter who wins in November following last night's runoff Democrat Michelle Lewin Asian American city council was the top vote getter in last night's run off election today was an incredibly important step in November is when the big big decision comes despite the tight race for second place two female candidates of color conceded leaving fellow councillor on these sobbing George who is Arab Americans lose a parent challenger this is about our city this is about our future this is about the people of Boston body from W. H. D. H. the only male in the race was also a candid of color trailed far behind I'm Julie Walker
'Shang-Chi' Tops Box Office Again With $35.8 Million
"The latest Marvel movie continues a winning streak at the box office that brings our family after what was a surprisingly strong Labor Day opening for movies during the pandemic Shanxi in the legend of the ten rings the first Marvel movie to star in Asian superhero stayed on top in its second weekend in theaters collecting another thirty five point eight million dollars in ticket sales it's the second best weekend gross of any film during the pandemic edging out Black Widow on Friday Disney announced that all its remaining twenty twenty one releases including the internals will open exclusively in theaters and not on Disney plus at the same time Warner brothers horror thriller malignant with the stock debut of five point six million was also released on H. B. O. Max for subscribers disease Ryan Reynolds action comedy free guy also did well during its fifth week of release it's made two hundred and seventy six million dollars worldwide I'm Jennifer king
Media Ignore Racial Attack on Larry Elder
"I hear that the energy at your rallies of course. I spoke at one of them but You've got really big rallies. The energy is analogous to a trump energy. I think that's right Dentist i have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm. Men coming up to me crying saying thank you for saving california. Thank you for doing something about the crime. Thank you for doing something about the rise of homelessness. Thank you for doing something about the way this man shut down the state to the point. Dennis where a third of all small businesses are now gone forever. Many of which were only by black and brown. Asian american people. I only mentioned their race because people like avenue some themselves on caring about people like that And then i hear from women. Were telling me finally. I'm going to be able to have a choice. I can take my kid out of an underperforming government school And put him into a private school or charter. School or private school or home schooling. This is the kind of stuff that i'm hearing. And if i'd never ever imagined that it would be this kind of reception to my entering this race. I know. I know you didn't glow could you. You're just you're not an arrogant man to begin with so i. I have no doubt that this is taken by surprise and well-deserved by the way the smear campaign against you. Which is something i am used to reading about about anybody who was ineffective conservative. I'll give an example aside from the black face of white supremacy which should have rendered the author fired by the los angeles times but An example. I think i don't know if it was the new york times or or or wherever that you don't believe there is racism in america. Yeah well of course i. I've never said anything. Of course is is what. I've challenged that business about whether they're systemic racist The idea that the police are pulling people over in using voice against white people just because they're black that's been re the study. It's nonsense is what the left does to divide america to scare black people because they convinced a large number of black people. Dennis of that social justice is the primary issue in america. Not quality of schools not crime. Not where the nacho able to get a job and so they do this because they want to try and get that monolithic lactoferrin which they cannot survive at the presidential level.
California Recall Update with Larry Elder
"Larry how's it going out there in the field in california. What i think is going well The as you pointed out i clearly have the reality on the replacement side based on is whether or not percent plus one votes voters in california both to recall gavin newsom. And it's my job to remind people white. Nearly two million people signed a petition. Charlie to get this guy out of here. Almost a third of them were the very people that voted for him just two years earlier and by that i'm talking about independents and democrats. I should even at hispanics. Sixty three percent of hispanic voted for him two years ago. And now the majority of hispanics want him out largely because gavin newsom shutdown public education and before he sat down public education a kids educated in our government schools. Were already behind our scores near the near the bottom of all fifty states where we spending fifteen thousand dollars per student per year and not getting sufficient bang for buck. He also shut down the state to the point where a third of all small businesses are now gone forever and many of these small businesses were owned by black and brown in asian american people. The kind of people that people like avenue some pride themselves on caring about and so so larry. This is something that has now become a national kind of issue. The california recall and gavin newsom is very nervous and he's largely nervous because he has a formidable opponent in you and the message that you are bringing forward and you kind of set the entire american kind of political community on fire. And you've saved so disciplined. I just want to say they've tried to trap you in so many different
What Are the Newsom Recall Polls Saying?
"Hey everybody. Welcome to this episode of the charlie kirk show with us. Today's a friend of mine and he's rarely ever wrong. In fact we had him coming on our program leading up to the election and he got almost all of his predictions correctly. Richard harris from the people's pundit and also we had you on for the georgia thing and you're the one that early said. Hey we got a problem in georgia and you're right so we're going to talk about california polls and so all right richard. Let's cut through all of the nonsense. Yes the way. It works in california for all of our friends in maine and massachusetts and florida and south carolina. It's a two part question. Yes or no recall gavin newsom and if yes then who let's start with the yes or no. Do you think that the yeses are going outnumber the nose. Yes we pulled it a couple of weeks back and we had no ahead by a little bit charlie. But let me leave this with you. The caveat here is that. I thought my share of the you know is part of poland. I thought my share of the white vote was a little bit high california's usually forty five fifty percent tops and did see other pollsters. That had him in the sixties. If you look at who's voting right now. This is why democrats are nervous. The electorate is very white. And it's and it's much older so if if the electorate and we had them at fifth we whites at fifty five but we still had the age breakdown to be pretty young so that could a two point advantage could easily be swamped demographic difference like that the problem newsom has then i was just saying this before he needs white liberals and asian voters to come out and they are the least likely to want to vote. Weitz were over. Eighty percent certain to vote when we pull them And asia voters were in the fifty s. So it. I mean it really. It goes to show you got a close race can turn into a nailbiter either way
Equity Monday: Women's Employment Drops
"Goal. Stock markets are mixed. Asian markets are on the rise. Europe markets are slightly down and the us stocks were somewhat fought value of crypto currencies. Kind of looks the same. We saw some tokens and cryptocurrencies off. A few points this morning but not enough to start an entire twitter debate. The mixed feelings could be due to a lot of things first. Traders are back from the kitchen and analysts. Always have a ton of thuds. Some people think it's inflation some set. It's an upcoming european central bank meeting. But what i want to focus on is a less than ideal jobs report ready. Let's go. I'll start with the good news. We learned that in august overall unemployment declined to five point. Two percent from july's overall employment rate of five point four percent zero point two percent but i will take it because that represents a lot of people that now have paycheck coming in to their mailbox. That's kind of where the good news stops. Though this report we learned that the us economy added only two hundred thirty five thousand jobs in august which was a sharp drop from analysts expectations. But even looking at july's total which was nine hundred forty three thousand jobs to make matters worse fortune actually dig a little deeper and looked at the national women's law center. They say that women only accounted for eleven point nine percent of those jobs in august again. If you look at july women were sixty eight point eight percent of the new jobs. It's your reminder that we aren't back to pre pandemic level employment and that women are disproportionately leaving a now reentering the workforce at alarming rates.
'Shang-Chi' Blasts Labor Day Records With $71.4M Debut
"Labor Day weekend has been an unusually busy one for the nation's theaters in years past people of not flocked to the movies Labor Day weekend for when a surging delta variant of the corona virus and you get a blockbuster ten brings our family Shanxi in the legend of the ten rings what's that at least to the pandemic era it smashed the record for Labor Day openings with an estimated seventy one point four million dollars in ticket sales it's Marvel's first film led by an Asian superhero the Walt Disney company is releasing Shanxi only in theaters for an exclusive forty five day run I'm Ben Thomas
Sky-High Auto Prices Predicted Until 2023 Due to Parts Shortage
"Auto prices are forecast to remain high because of a parts shortage according to analysts and other goods could follow a shortage of computer chips at its at auto prices soaring appeared to be easing but that hope has now dimmed a surgeon covert cases from the delta variant in several Asian countries that are the main producers of auto great chips is worsening the supply shortage analysts say record high prices for vehicles new and used as well as rental cars will extend into next year and possibly twenty twenty three beyond autos vital components for goods ranging from farm equipment and industrial machinery to sportswear and kitchen accessories are also bottled up at ports around the world as demand outpaces supply in the face of a resurgent virus I'm Julie Walker
Shang-Chi, Marvel's New Asian Superhero Movie Kicks Up $30 Million on Opening Day
"Marvel's new superhero movie shanxi and the legend of the ten rings is running rings around the competition this weekend. Npr's bob mondello has more. Hey it's a marvel movie. There isn't really any competition but cianci is doing much better than expected. Marvel's first asian superhero kicked his way to a nearly thirty million dollar opening day in north america. That suggests a three day. Take about sixty five million. The previous record for labor day weekend is less than half that. It's time to show the world who i really am. All of this comes with caveats. Labor day is the year's lowest grossing holiday which makes breaking records easier and as big as these numbers are they don't quite match marvel's black widow for midsummer still black widow had a home viewing option from day one so it dropped quickly in theaters. Shang cheese expected to keep kicking for awhile. They won't be streaming until mid. October bob mondello. Npr
The Historical Importance of Singapore Ports
"In modern times. Singapore wasyl is a global poll handing everything from kogo to passengers. What singapore all of his historical importance to the languages. If so when did it become so or was a focused mostly on trade slash kaga. That is a great question and it's not an easy question I mean this is relatively simple straightforward answer But it's one that requires a little bit of context as well. So singapore Was is as alex says very important port and nowadays will up until pre covert you know we kind of saw as a portrait world cruise ships would pull into There was obviously local crazy. There's been local cruising resuming in singapore with with dream cruises not something but You know historically the line. Voyages in the end the passenger ships that used to operate in this part of the world weren't just passenger ships. They were cargo carriers as well. So the the linas. This isn't an arab with thinking about the era prior to the nineteen fifties before jets before containerization of congo. The ocean liners used to be the primary mode of Of of large-scale cargo transportation. Along with things called tramp steamers which you'll see us to carry basically just goes and then i had combination line as well which was small compliments passages and large complement of cargo but the majority of the cargo travelled by ships that also traveling with passengers and in many cases the males as well because that Postal service was the the the subsidies where the backbone of the shipping lines in the early in the early days all the way up until the age of the jet so for singapore It it was an important port for multiple reasons kogo and and Mayo notwithstanding also for passengers because the singapore obviously with at that time was part of the british empire And so britain had connections into into singapore and for example would operate into singapore And also into other major asian ports from their hub in In the gulf of suez and then later when the suez canal was cut through they they obviously do the direct voyages that would go through from the mediterranean under originate in great britain.
First Ancient Human DNA Found From Key Asian Migration Route
"In creatures she features smugglers and their ghastly methods in the latest novel without island. It's trolls and their targets. Climate scientists now. You giving yourself a hard job because not only. Are you talking about villains and how they conspiring to do not things or pretty horrible things like smuggling endangered species which is a billion billion dollar global industry. But you're also having to get the science right about those creatures and in the current book that you're writing about the psychology of some of these nasty people. How deeply do you go into your research in that regard. Well i do enough research to know that. I have the foundations of the story. That's when initially on working out what the book is going to be back. Then right the first draft. So i developed the characters i create the plot and structure and i create a i drop which is basically getting the story together and then i will go back and go okay now. I need to check things now. I need to decide how much of the real world. I'm going to cooperate in the book and how far i can go to deviate from it because the great thing about writing fiction is my job is to create a credible world. Now that world is for me very much based in reality but it also gives me a
Marvel's 1st Asian Superhero Gets the Full Blockbuster Treatment in 'Shang-Chi'
"For the very first time. A marvel movie is coming out about an asian american superhero chunky. And the legend of the ten rings is set. Some time after the last two vendors movies it starves. Chinese canadian actors. Seem you leo. Most of the rest of the cast is of east asian descent as well marvel studios says it's creative teams made sure the characters and themes were authentic and not racial stereotypes to do this. They worked with organizations like gold house. That represents americans in hollywood shonky is being released today in theaters only then in forty five days. It'll be available on disney. Plus
What’s Next for Fall Film Releases?
"I out of the gate for this fall is a movie called shang. She and the legend of the ten rings. It's a marvel movie and marvel finally deciding to have an asian hero in its movie. That's a long time coming. And when you see it you're going to see a story that is modern touch because this guy on plagued by smooth lou. He is in really fierce fighting form but his father was played by the great. Tome lung is an immortal and he doesn't want him to do it. He's doing which is parking cars in a san francisco hotel talent hanging out with akwa. Seen you get what i mean. It's the martial arts that makes this must sit okay. next up. Is the power of the dog as everybody knows especially critic which is may that september is the month where their film festivals everywhere from venison telluride to toronto in new york and the one film to rule them. All is the power of the dark. It's a western set in nineteen twenty five montana and new zealand. Filmmaker jane campion. Who did the piano is the director sir. First movie in twelve years. Expect real awards bus around benedict cumberbatch. She's playing a brutal acid tongue rancher who gets tensions going in ablaze when his brother brings home a new bride and everything goes crazy and deserve this film is sets nature's beauty against toxic masculinity. These are two things that are really updates days next step. The eyes of tammy faye jessica chastain goes all in this. She's backwards on the eyelashes end. The make up to play tammy faye bakker the late televangelist who turned her christian news program into a profitable industry until a sex scandal involving her first husband. Jim baker played by entry. Barfield just brought the whole house card. Sam
Mike Richards Is Out as Producer of 'Jeopardy!' and 'Wheel of Fortune'
"Just days after Mike Richards was removed as the host of the TV game show jeopardy he's now out as the show's executive producer too I marches are a lot of what the latest an executive memo to staff says the hope was that Mike Richards stepping down as host of jeopardy would minimize disruptions in internal difficulties but that clearly has not happened Richards will no longer be the executive producer of jeopardy or his other show wheel of fortune Richard came under scrutiny when comments he made about women Asians and Jews and podcasts from eight years ago resurfaced Richards was to be the permanent replacement for Alex Trebek who died last November
China Cuts Amount of Time Minors Can Spend Playing Online Video Games
"New. Why don't you start us off. As my notes are loading nine coming from the lovely land of china make news today. Tim recently just announced. I take the announced today but they announced that anyone under the age of eighteen will now have limited playtime. I guess you could say when it comes to gaming in china already has some restrictions around how much you can game so this is not anything mu in that sense but i do believe we've taken this a little far so new chinese law states that anyone under the age eighteen is not going to be allowed to play essentially any games during the week in starting friday the sunday they have three hours of allocation between eight. Pm in they can play an hour a day. Friday saturday sunday from eight. Pm to nine pm. So the good news. Hair league of legends fans primarily last day of positivity month so good. Last day of positivity the positive hair is u. n. a. e. u. fans should be relatively excited for the future of liangelo star craft or any of these games that have a bigger asian following if china's number. One in might not be very long. Tim three hours a week. You're allowed to play friday saturday sunday. One hour a day from like eight. How do they monitor that though. What's china but like in the sense of if your dad games in he doesn't care that you play more like couldn't have a big army. Maybe they have like a soldier forever cam on at all times when you're gaming like everyone must be streaming when you're yeah just getting ready to. I don't know if that would break the law. I'm just saying how would they know if you were.
Fulton County DA Will Seek Hate Crime Penalties in Spa Shootings
"The suspect in the Atlanta spa shootings is facing new hate crimes charges in Fulton County. Robert Aaron Long is being charged with bias on the basis of gender and race under Georgia's recently passed Hate crimes law, Long is already charged with murder for the march shooting deaths of four people at an Asian spa in Fulton
US Vice President Harris Ends Asia Tour With Fresh Jab at China
"During her visit to Vietnam, Vice President Kamala Harris says while the U. S isn't seeking conflict when China Washington will continue to speak up against what she called the threat China poses as a rule based order Kamala Harris. His job on this trip was to persuade Southeast Asian governments that the Biden administration will be more engaged and less confrontational than President Trump. Who saw relations here largely through the prism of his rivalry with China. Yet President Biden has been no less critical of China and his vice president throughout several tough comments, accusing Beijing of bullying smaller countries in the South China Sea. That brought an instant response from China, where officials accused the US of sowing discord and trying to drive a
Should the U.S. Maintain Its Presence in Afghanistan?
"Dr michael oren joins me from israel. Doctorine this stuff. Should the united states maintain its troop presence until all american citizens green card holders and sl and permits are out. Yeah of course. I i listen. I'm looking at this. From the distance of israel. We hear commit understand. Why is it. When the taliban flagrantly violated every principle every article of agreement why the united states has to maintain its deadline of. Obviously i i agree. And president biden says it's because president trump agreed to may one deadline but the taliban violated that with an attack on forward operating base chapman in march. We were not obliged to go along with this agreement they they committed themselves to a negotiated resolution. You know from our perspective. We don't understand why the united states is not blowing up the military equipment left behind. It's gonna fall in the hands of the telephone since it's not creating carter save quarter to the airport Look several thousand roofs and special forces. There's a lot of things are striking messes as rather. How should i say. Anomalous amateurish confused a debacle. Let me ask you about michael. You've done a lot of rescue missions. Over the years in israel the ethiopian jews with the soviet union back in the days of the soviet union resettlement is complicated. Who runs resettlement for the israeli government especially the ministry of absorption of the interior ministry. There have been cases. You may remember way long ago Back in the late nineteen seventies Menachem betty begging admitted several loads of vietnamese boat. People yes so yes manatee jae-shin they're still still running the asian restaurants here
"asian american" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton
"No one latino community is the same right. They're all your from central america even within central america. It's diverse that population so recognizing that there is a full diversity and not will bring everybody into that matters even though we might be twenty three million and then asian american community is the is recruiting fastest population growth among all racial and ethnic groups in the united states in the last twenty years. What's the implication of this. This isn't fast growing group of people so with three point five times faster growing than other communities just to keep that in mind as you think about birth rates and other things that happened over time. It's very fast growing or second generations going faster now than our first generation. So there's there's implications even within that politically socially culturally. There's lots of different implications that come with that. So what that means is recognizing politically that. We're also figuring out who we are as a community how we might engage differently within within the society that we're in culturally. Which professions are we going into in different places. It's not gonna just stay in. One set of professions were expanding out to multiple professions. Ucla of asian american public service. You see a lot of asian american brose in in the culture and the arts So there's lots of places that we're we're gonna see growth and understanding that growth rate is also just understanding our own power You highlight others. Highlight that very large income. Gap being the wealthiest orest asian-american consec islanders tops that gap and again..
"asian american" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton
"Welcome two dollars and change. I'm katherine climbed by steam for social impact at the wharton school. I'm delighted today to be talking with song. Shah president of the asian american foundation recently lodged foundation and we'll be talking about their mission of why foundation when it hopes to achieve but first a little background about social is a leader who has been as play prominent roles in academia in government and the private of traffic sectors. She founded in led georgetown university's beck center for social impact and innovation. She was part of the obama white house where she was director of the white house office of social innovation and civic participation she was a member of google dot org where she headed initiatives focused on impacted besting and prior to that she was with goldman sachs so a series of terrific jobs. Important jobs and now this new important job. So congratulations on your appointment. banks Nothing it's such a pleasure to be joining you and you know it's been great that we've known each other over all these years and even watching how much warton social impact has grown. It's been amazing to see what you've done with it. So what a pleasure. Thank you so much back at you. It's amazing to see all that you have accomplished at your new launch at the head of the asian american foundation. You know. I'm struck as i've even some of the wording on your website new organization. I know how important it is mission right when tries is this. Is this statement statement different statements. I want to comment on some things that it says about what. This new foundation is setting out to achieve. And have you even just help us understand this mission so On your website mission is to serve the asian american pacific islander community in their pursuit of belonging and prosperity that is free from discrimination slander and violence. We were founded to solve the long-standing lack of investment and resources provided to asian asian-american Communities and we strive to be catalyzing force for creating permanent and irrevocable sense.
"asian american" Discussed on Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts
"Affords us better faces than it does. Are you know the other black indigenous and other people of color and that is the easy way of saying it. And it's that it's not because any one you know minority group is better or focus is quote unquote more in education. It's more that like we. There aren't as many hurdles in our path. Maybe going to college or you know whatever we want to do. And it's on us to call that stuff out instead and making sure that we make it more equitable for everyone instead of just sitting in our advantage and kind of you know being okay with it. Yeah yeah i mean. There's a lot of yellow peril for black lives. It was very popular as well. So i think we all have a part to play in elevating all voices and challenging supremacy so. I'm really glad we've had this conversation so far. Is there anything else that you feel like. We need to address about the asian american experience. I'm sure there's plenty we've missed. Is there anything that we can do in a digestible. time limit. no. I think this is good. You know. I hope y'all enjoyed and you know we're able to at least find some commonality or you know find or learn when you were saying maybe today i know i feel like i learned a lot of stuff from you kevin as well even though we were both doing our own research. So it's really exciting that we were able to come together and thank you for coming up with this idea and bringing me in a to this because i know kevin i have not been on reality. Tv you know so. We don't know the inner workings of that and we don't understand the pressure that comes with it as well so we wanna make that clear but you know as folks that are able to you know have a platform and are able to share our thoughts like we're just again grateful that y'all were are here listening you know however long it's been and just you know. Share your stories with us who yeah absolutely. Use the hashtag rha asian. And we'll make sure to follow that throughout and we'd love to hear all these ideas i mean. There's so much to talk about and so much disgust and of course a reminder again that we do not speak for all asian or asian american people and we're just two asians. Were just talking about television and we love to hear your thoughts about that as well. I do think there are ways to learn from from this or learn from everywhere. I guess to be a better ally and i think part of this experience like sasha mentioned this maybe you learn something maybe you feel more confident about something that you knew a little bit about before and you can think more critically about the asian american experience We do have. There are many ways that one can support the asian american community And i know that we want to make sure that we have those things available in the notes for the show but you can also donate to the asia pacific fund and. We'll have that link available on. I'll make sure to tweet that out to sasha. Do you have anything going. On in the pipeline. Talk about your social media anything like that. You can follow me on twitter at fun size. Underscore oath four and i'll be on sometime this week. I think end of this week talking. Rhp rewind will be covering my favorite show love and hip hop atlanta. So you'll find me there and on youtube at silent podcasts where we cover a few other reality. Tv's i'm currently talking the challenge all stars as well perfect. That's so fun. I don't have as much interesting things in the pipeline which means i have plenty time to now and respond to all hash. Rtp asian tweets. Than i can't wait on. You can follow me on instagram. At asian neighbors assist or on twitter at asian narc for short. And we appreciate you listening and engaging in this very important conversation. Thank you for sasha for joining me as well with that said thank you so much and you know hashtag stop asian. Hey thank you everyone bye..
"asian american" Discussed on Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts
"Is smart sunday morning things i mentioned here but he's not like the nerdy asian the introverted asian. And someone who is also who'd never be described as bookish in my opinion it's nice to see someone who is who is not quite that as well you know. I think you'll and yamen from cook. Islands and fiji respectively. We're really praised for their nerdiness. And i think they were rightfully deserving of that. There are really fun characters to watch. But i think it's really important to remember that like asian americans don't need to be brainy or intelligent to be valued right. I think the same critique happens a lot when there has been the black youth have been killed by police. you know they don't have to be a rising star. They don't have a star athlete or highly intelligent or nearly perfect to feel like their life matter and so i don't think it's important to remember that while you know agents are capable of being intelligent and most people see us as such not. Everyone is worth should not be based in your perception of our intelligence right. I mean how often have you heard or at least i've heard of course we're going to math. You're asian a little diminishing people's experiences and our hard work in their efforts nerdy intelligent. That's a really big one. I think the other one is like introversion that comes with that. it's the shyness. I was thinking back about the three. I like asian american contestants. And i wrote down as sheyanne daniel. Liu and bruce. And they're all kind of introverts Who deal with like social inclusion. Sorry social cohesion differently. Yeah yeah thoughts about those those individuals. Yeah i think in for those of you. Don't know but i covered survivor thailand for r. j. p. i can't even remember as what top or were season. And if that makes it was like i had a visceral reaction to how they were treating she and because again it feels so just. I don't look like she sheyanne right like at all. But i look. I've been there. I've been there with the person that's eating something gross disgusting as The other rob right a lot of the times and especially with chicken I don't know about you. Kevin and how your you know. Maybe mom would like prepare food but definitely for me. Something like i learned from the matriarchs in my family. Was you ate chicken. And then you maybe chew the bones because it has good mero and if you do that let me know. Because i know that my family's not alone and you know it was just. I don't know that it's an asian thing but i know that's something i did and it was refreshing watching someone on tv. Do that. because i know that when i'm in public i won't do that and it's more that i don't want people to think that i'm weird. Or whatever right etc all of these reasons. Why but i remember. When i was dating my husband and i was like okay. I feel comfortable enough. Don't want this. You know really good drumstick that i made like to go to waste so. Let's just do it. Sasha you can do it. And i remember that moment and he was like what the heck and my husband's indian but he's never even seen it so it was interesting to see she and you know like these showing up in this way. I'm and like unfortunately being ostracised for and that was one of the many reasons of course she was also given again the like he sneaky to me. She doesn't get along she's different and it's like maybe she doesn't look like you and that's that's what's different and just like call it out my guy we just do that. Yeah yeah i mean. I actually think the thing is is really pivotal to me. So so.
"asian american" Discussed on Your Own Magic
"As always and now. This episode was extra special as this topic is something that i've been looking forward to addressing for months now and i'm happy to have had this conversation with kim. Sira and activists artists and south asian and her handle is at kim sarah and she has so many great posts warming people on a variety of social issues and topics like being an ally for black people and trans people are with focusing on asian american experiences and has had many experiences in learned a variety of different issues. That need to be hurt. So i totally on her for using her platform to highlight and honor of variety of different social issues. And in our chat. We talk about asian american experiences and a few things to be aware of as an ally along with kim's story of course and moving to america at a young age and we also touch on art and nature and sobriety and to be honest we just we had a beautiful conversation. That felt very warm warming to the heart. So i hope that this brings some sort of guidance or message for you in some way shape or form does and i know that in this. We only scratched the surface as there are so many layers to explore and so i.
"asian american" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"In the law and order universe. And i and i started to get interested in this world and exploring the world because the view from the bottom looks different than the view from where the leads are standing in. Really as. because you talk about in this book one man's journey but but really a lot of this book deals with how asians have been pushed to the side in america and lot of storytelling. You know some. Some people have argued though that that asians have a good though because they at least asian people have the model minority thing to them. So that the seen as less threatening and the given more opportunities but you have a different view on that idea. Yeah absolutely i think you know. The model minority has just sort of the strategy of divide you. Divide and conquer holding one group up justifies holding a group apart. And it's not. Just you're sort of saying asians have a good. You're kind of showing other groups. You could do it too right right. And also the fact is there are plenty of asians who have not succeeded. There are the characters in. This book are struggling economically. They're struggling to assimilate culturally. And that's a story that we don't see as often we see in the media stories about asian asian american success. But not always this story in this book is is a character who dreams of just getting to play the lead in kung fu film. That's that's what he's dreaming of doing. Interestingly enough though. And i get why the characters doing it. That's one of the things that you say like always broke your heart in the smartest way when you'd be watching tv with your family as you look up when you see an asian personal screen you'll be like wow that's amazing and then they would always be distilled into like a few categories like. Why do you think that affected you so much especially with children right. Yeah i mean that is exactly what's happening now is that i'm a dad and i'm my kids are old enough that we watched stories together and sort of had made peace with being you know watching asians on the side But now they're old enough. That i have to turn explain to them. You know. why is this guy doing a funny accent. Or why is that person squinting. There is in playing an asian on tv and there has been a lot of progress. We see stories about asians but we still don't see enough and we don't. I don't i wanted to be able to explain to them so i had to kind of work through it in this book. And you know for instance. I was recently watching the golden globes and i watched aquafina get. That award daughter was sitting next to me and it was like i felt uplifted. And so did she. I could see in her is that this was something that we both remember and at the same time we see things on.
"asian american" Discussed on Axios Today
"A man has been arrested and charged after a mass shooting at three atlanta area. Spas that killed eight people. Six of the victims were identified as asian. Seven were women. The gunman told police. He had a sex addiction and the murders weren't racially motivated. But his confession has done nothing to quiet fears and anxieties of asian americans. According to one california state university study hate crimes against asian-americans in major cities jumped nearly one hundred and fifty percent last year. Shannon chan has been covering the story for axios and she joins us now shauna. There's a lot we don't know about what happened in atlanta. Can you tell us what we do know yes. Police arrested the man who has confessed yesterday after three shootings and atlanta area massage parlours. The gunman is a twenty one year. Old white man he told. Investigators reportedly that the motive for the attack was because of his sex addiction and that these massage parlors were a temptation he needed to eliminate. Investigators have said that he denied that the attacks were racially motivated. But it's still too early to rule out that it wasn't a hate crime. And what do we know about the victims. Six asian women died in these shootings. In the south korean. Foreign ministry has confirmed that at least four of these women are ethnically korean reports. Show that at least one of the massage. Parlours was an asian owned business. Of course there's a lot we don't know yet. But i wonder if you can explain a little bit of the context of what it looks like when we talk about hate crimes in the asian american community over the past year all across the country anti asian. Racism isn't new as we both know the reporting center stop. api hate received. Nearly three thousand eight hundred self-reported hate incidents from march nineteenth to february twenty eighth and they have been following this since the beginning of the pandemic solely because they saw the spike and hate crimes after a recent string of particularly violent attacks on asian elders. People are even more afraid of. What's next sean. You and i are both members of the asian american journalists association and we woke up yesterday morning to news about all of this. I wonder what response you have seen from different asian american communities especially in atlanta. There's a lot of pain right now. There's a lot of grief. There's a lot of fear especially for women. But people are also organizing. They're not staying still. Anti racism is something that's not very commonly reported about nationally. You know. I was just talking with a georgia asian american leader who said that discharged e is the one that has finally quote finally moved anti-asian racism into the national spotlight so for them. It's really important to continue spotlighting the issue and to organize protest rallies to show that this is a community that cares and this community. That.
"asian american" Discussed on Worst Year Ever
"A lot the asian american community to work on that label so comprehensive big but reporting of crimes. Is there a tendency to report crimes or is there. Is that all packed in with part of this myth of the model minority of citizens and stuff like that. Because i from what. I understand there might be some cultural reticence to rock the boat. I don't know if i'm putting a fair words on this or whatever. But i think there's there's there's chew sort of conflicting tendencies because of the modern one thing is is about like it's one specific group of asian americans who of get held up as like this thing you know they able to enter the middle class and professional class and yeah those people. You could argue off about stuff. The reason most people don't most asian people don't report crimes police because the police hate them. So you know the thing in new york. There's a bunch of asian street vendors that the police tack constantly. I'm just beat the crap out of them horrible stuff and you know those people. Don't talk to the cops when hate crimes happened because the cops are doing hate crimes against them and yes this sort of the one of the one of the really sinister effects of of the sort of mom minority myth is. Everyone of it erases the fact that Extremely large number of asian americans are poor And that those people you know they have no they basically everyone anytime anytime. Political or evidence ignores them and then we'll just sort of assume that i'll like whatever they're secretly wealthy or something or that you know or or it's just sort of like the rising asian middle class or asian actors who get all of the sort of attention and you know in a lot of this has been a sort of. I think it's one of the sort of crisis. Asian american community because you know the that generation of professionals genuinely believed that they could be assimilated into american society. Right that you know if they if they paid their dues if they worked hard.
"asian american" Discussed on At Liberty
"And even still in high school and comes with experience when you are really a minority and you look around and no one looks like you eat the same food that you do and then you grow up and then you see that all the things that you were made fun of for all of us and become really trendy when the communities appropriate at so. That's part of the immigrant. Unfortunate part of the asian american experience. Of course there's this perpetual foreigner stereotype. I think every single asian american has been asked the question. Where you from no really. Where are you from. And while that is and could sound like an innocent question at the heart of it at the root of a is idea that you don't belong and when you keep insinuating perpetuating this idea of uttering a whole group of people what you have are consequences that have resulted in. Lives being lost. Did you experience or did your family experience racism directly in the community or was it this. Pervasive or in addition is pervasive feeling around belonging. I mean it certainly is anxiety about being killed on the street. These attacks have happened. Have been two people doing everyday. Things like walking on the street or going grocery shopping. They one of the things that really stuck with me. In a scarring way was of twenty twenty. A man stabbed family in that stabbing. He stabbed two year old and a six year old because he thought that they were chinese burmese. And he on the record said that he thought they were spreading cova. So you know there's been a threat of people saying well. How do you know if these are really hate crimes. not only. are these con camera. They're also being fully admitted to buy the perpetrators and it's worth mentioning that having had a president who was really leaning into these stereotypes and harmful harmful prejudices definitely didn't help in any of this. He's doped it. it's undoubted will by leadership matters..
"asian american" Discussed on Post Reports
"And also called them. Krona myers so doing know how prevalent these incidents are these things. That seem like hate crimes. We have a real sense of how that has played out in the pandemic. So data is scant but at least for new york they reported at least twenty eight hate crimes that target asian americans compared with three the previous year for san francisco another example in twenty twenty there nine up from six a before and four in two thousand eighteen but also know that culturally. It's incredibly under reported. So it's hard to tell on top of that there's a high threshold to proving what a hate crime is. They actually have to say something or you have to prove a history of something to to show. That's a hate crime in. The onus is on the victim so in the case of noel can tana nothing was sad. He's the assailant slash them in instead of it being counted a hate crime. The perpetrator got charged with assault. And you've sort of found out how under reported this is because there have been efforts to collect data outside of the usual official law enforcement avenues. Right yes so. A professor at san francisco state. He was trying to find out more and he literally wrote to the california attorney general asking for help and they wrote back saying they didn't have the capacity so he teamed up with two asian groups and started a site stopped. The api hate stop. Asian american pacific islander hate encouraging people to report the incidents their database received more than two thousand eight hundred eight. Two incidents from across the country incidents. Nine percent were physical. Seventy percent or so about forty percent or chinese. The ray of being two and a half times more and then the state breakdown kind of falls along Two coasts thirteen percent new york four percent in washington three percent illinois and the most was in california. How do you feel hearing those numbers. And seeing seeing those reports. I think coming from california and growing up in the communities where allow that attacks happened and also being chinese-american. It's completely heartbreaking. It's hard not to see like so. Many other members in the commune at these are grandparents are being hit. These are the most vulnerable. There was one incident in particular that happened recently. That i think a lot of people in asian american communities really rallied around. You're talking about tiger impa eighty four year old vita ratna part t. To walking in the morning he loved to exercise like walking around on the neighbor and now hangs wednesday high and in his axing about him. Amy is his daughter. He was there for us when when titus was born and eric is his son-in-law that was the best part about grandpa for me in how much he loved his grandchildren. He's been coming to the us to help them with their two kids his grandkids who adore him from their descriptions he just seems like a loving gentle soul. One morning was around six in the morning so very early on his neighborhood walk. He was violently shoved down and later died from injuries. And there's video of this rape. Yeah there's been video that's been going all over the internet. What do you think of this targeting. Asian and asian elders. That is going on my breaking now and then My father was everything to our family. So i think he's kiss can be Raised awareness for to protect elderly people. You know and is can happen to them and this was senseless. Acts of violence could happen to anyone in the. Us things are getting worse like originally it was it was like verbal attacks and say no kobe the covid that and i think maybe because there wasn't enough responsible attacks that maybe made the asian community seem like a target and and now it's it's turned into violence since my community to where grew up or my friends still are brothers. Family extended family my parents and in every conversation i've had with people victims academics. We actually share what generation. We are where parents are And we sign off on these conversations to stay safe. So i told my own parents. They take daily walks. My parents are elderly and i stopped taking his fox. How did they respond to that. My mom was like. Don't worry we're fine. And i was say you just never know. Twenty five years ago. Phones weren't smart yet and people still said facts it to me. The internet has changed a lot since nineteen ninety-six but that's the last time. Comprehensive internet regulations were passed. That's why facebook wants updated internet regulations to set clear guidelines for addressing. Today's toughest challenges protecting privacy enabling safe and easy data portability between platforms and more learn more about why. Facebook supports updated internet regulations at about dot. Fb dot com slash regulations. And wanna talk a little bit. About how the asian american communities that have experienced this kind of violence how they've been responding to it. I know that you have talked to some people who definitely feel as if they're left on their own. Can you talk a little bit more about thought. And the communities basically at its boiling point. The community has the feeling very isolated they had to report this on their own create their own database and many have taken to patrolling their own streets like people are patrolling chinatown on their own. Re can't rely on the police you know. We can't rely on even allies in to like help by we have to come know standing up for our own community and i talked to an organizer name will him. He's an actor but he's taken on up on the call is organizing rallies and helping the patrols in the bay area. I had helped start a neighborhood safety patrol in san francisco's chinatown the hand whistles. So if something does happen to a senior. They can alert people.
"asian american" Discussed on Capt. Hunter's Podcast
"Hey everyone welcome to another episode. Capela hunters podcast the podcast that is dedicated towards bridging the divide between the police in the communities that they serve. WanNa thank you once again for coming along with me in with us as we look to do just that and that is bridged that divide between the police and the community once again. I'M GONNA ask you to make sure that you support the podcast and you can support the podcast pay of cash up and then Mo also can go over to the Pedro on page cap two hundred podcast. Patriot and supported that way can also support the podcast. Remember to rate these episode. Subscribe to these episodes and please most importantly share these episodes shared on your facebook page shared through email. Sheriff through word of Mouth Shirt. The your I g whatever you had to do missionary pleased that you support the podcast and share these episodes so the word in the information can get out. That is most important way that you can help. Us support the episode now. Of course the monetary. Some methodist support is most appreciated as well. This episode is also going to be up anew to Capitol Hunters podcast on Youtube Make sure that you're following instagram. Cpt A hunter twitter CPT enter and make sure that you follow me on those platforms without further ado. Ladies and Gentlemen WanNa get into the episode. It's going to be kind of a short episodes as you can see from the time line. I want to ask the simple question Just looking at what's going on around the country as continuing to struggle to grapple with this Corona Virus. And when asked simple questions are Asian Americans being targeted because of this V Ide- Kobe nineteen. In what can we do in order to help? stemmed the flow of racist xenophobia. And all these kind of crazy nonsense. That's going on so my special guest today is is Dr Russell. Joan Dr Zhong received his B. A in human biology in 'em May in education from Stanford University after working in China in in the mayor's Office of San Francisco he obtained his PhD in sociology from the University of California Berkeley in two thousand at teaching it Photo College for two years. He came to San Francisco State. University's Asian American Studies Department in two thousand two. He is the author of sustaining faith traditions race ethnicity and religion among Latino and Asian Americans second-generation. Another Book Faith Generations Race and New Asian American Churches Couple of other books His current interest of research is Ron Sociology of raise the sociology of religion in social movement. His Current Research Project examines the Worldview of Chinese Americans were the most non religious ethnic group in the United States. We had a great conversation and I like to have him back on. Because the Topic of religion is extremely important to me. Personally I I enjoy talking about religion and that seems to be a great deal of the many of the papers that he has published in some of the work that he's doing so I definitely want to have him back to so we can discuss that So without further ADO LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. We're going to get right into it in here is the interview with Dr Russell and we're going to be analyzing State of response in the uptick in racist attacks against members of the Asian Community. So thank you so much for coming to captain hunters podcast. I really really appreciate it. I reached out to a number of in. Thank you for agreeing to come on You know I I often have thought about changing the name of my podcast because I think that people are kind of skeptical about speaking to a former law enforcement officer so But I thank you for coming on and it'd be brave enough to come. Come here tab. Sounds like a sailor show. I thought you know I. I I there was a state actually. Us Representative Name was Johanna. We actually went the middle school together and so she became she's now a U S representative And I had her come on but when I was emailing her staff like who's this guys some he some sailor or something as exact they said. So maybe that's another reason but my picture says it's shows what I'm supposed to be a cop so I I don't know so I really kind of rethink what I went where I wanna go. Abc cast anyway so but So I wanted to have a conversation about The uptick in racist activities towards as because of the corona virus and I really appreciated you coming on and agreeing to have this conversation No it's not easy. read a number of articles in wash number of news Affiliates try to talk about this but I really want to have an expert on to talk about this and see what we can do in order to stop it and In ask the questions law enforcement join enough but before we get into that. Would you just kind of introduce yourself to the audience in? Tell us who you are what you do and all that kind of stuff. Thanks captain hundred for inviting me. I'm Dr Russell. John M Chair and professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State and I knew that as soon as I heard about the corona virus Spreading as a pandemic. I knew that Asian Americans would be targeted is US past American history since the nineteenth century Chinese have been targeted and scapegoated because of diseases coming over and so it's a historic stereotype of Chinese Americans and Asian Americans. And so you'd think we'd grow out of this right if it's happened so many times in the past you know wise history repeating itself. What's up with this country? Why can't we get past this racial angle that we're constantly dealing with because it's actually useful this racial angle for politicians to incite nationalism and to create enemies to build up their base? So you know as recently as nine eleven. That's happened right. We had SARS in two thousand nine eleven people began to rationalize Muslims and people who look like Muslims as terrorists and so he had a beard and turban. Then you'd be seen as the terrorists today if you have a mask and you're Asian than you're perceived as being a disease that's that racial ization process and Politicians.
"asian american" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"And who are part of the farmer movement on Filipino. Farmworker movements Alyssa's very interesting because he his story Spans the whole episode. He then was drafted and served in combat in Vietnam and we tell the story of Asian American Gi. Who were you know? Went to the bomb and realized that they have the face of the enemy And were targeted as as being Asian and then he also became an Asian American studies professor and he another story we tell is the San Francisco state strike when Asian American students joined. The world. Liberation Front amounted the longest campus strike in. Us history and you know one a college of ethnic studies and that was like since nineteen sixty eight and sixty nine of her of Asian American identity and we have all these great email moment so like all the the musicians and the filmmakers and murless the writers. Everybody who came out of this and the episode ends with The arrival of Southeast Asian refugees who are telling their own story Ham Tran was a filmmaker and beyond. Who's the Pulitzer Prize? Winning author of the sympathizer G. Yeah well via is He actually went to UC Berkeley. He took Asian American studies courses. He talks about that from these professors who had been original strikers and Merkley or San Francisco state or you know around the country and he said just just like opened his eyes Taking those courses and he talks about really becoming Asian American when he when he takes those courses at Berkeley and then an episode five. It's more the turn of the new millennium and its Asian. America has just completely transform after the nine hundred sixty five immigration reforms which opened the doors to this all these new Asian and Mexican Latino immigrants and then also hundreds of thousands of Southeast Asian refugees immigrants him after the Vietnam War so we were no longer as tiny minority real-life. The fastest became the fastest growing population entry. And so we look at the changes. It starts with Vincent Chin Case Vincent Chan I actually made. My first film was who killed. Vincent show which was about cheek case in the nineteen eighties in the midst of the recession in the nineteen eighties. The Japanese imports were blamed for the recession. In truth it's now. The recession happened in the auto industry. Because the many American manufacturers were just not producing fuel-efficient cars and everybody wanted to buy fuel efficient cars so they fight Toyotas in the datsuns at that time they thought since the hatred and hostility towards the Japanese really at its peak in Detroit. And you know they would have contests where people to fats would like fashion destroying Toyota in these these dealer parking lots and so not only were Japanese under attack as we've seen throughout our history and people can't tell the difference So anybody WHO's looked Japanese was targeted. And Vincent Chan was young guy. It's optus son of Lily and David Chen father had died a year earlier but she was just about to be Mary. He was out at a Bachelor Party with his buddies. And how through these two White Otter Workers Ronnie Bins and Mike knits and there was an altercation. And they hunted Vincent. Down and you know beat his brain cell. They held him. And then the next here in eighty three. They pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Ooh kind of a lesser charge on the murder scale and They were given three years probation. And a three thousand dollar fine on my gosh and as somebody said it's like it's like a car payment. You got three years to pay off. You know the three thousand dollars and so the Asian American anti just exploded in this whole justice for Chen case led by his mother Lily Chins and Helen. Zia and Mostly local people started with the local Asian American community detriot Za`z expanded like Stewart. Clo- WHO's the head of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice here in Los Angeles was a young attorney at that time and who became really part of the center of this movement to bring a civil rights prosecution against since fillers and of course they At that time Asian Americans were not protected by Federal Civil Rights Hate Crime Law and as a result of the case for the first time. Asian-americans.
"asian american" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Very disheartening. I'm really sorry about that. Pat But thank you for sharing that story. Let's go to grace. Who's calling from Fort Lauderdale Florida grace? You're on the air. Hi I just wanted to share a recent experience. I had While I was shopping at my local drugstore The cashier was checking out customers performing and she wasn't using her hand sanitizer bottle and when it was my turn to check out. She looked at me and immediately reached for her bottle of hand. Sanitizer and I am Indonesian American. And I've been born and raised here in Florida. So what did you think how did that? Make you feel when that happened I I it bothered me. And then I kind of had no words or no thoughts about it. 'cause it kind of shocked me And that's an instance that I'll never forget during these times having experienced that grace I'm sorry that that happened to you but thank you so much for sharing sharing that with us. Want to try and get one more call here. Jennifer is calling from West Roxbury Massachusetts. Jennifer you're on the air. Hi thanks for doing this I have two daughters adopted from China when they were quite young And we've experienced in a full year before this outbreak but most recently my older daughter who's a student UMASS amherst With sitting on a bench out there waiting for a friend would end eating our lunch on the bench and apparently an older gentleman sat down across from her and identified himself as a math professor and asked her where she was from and she said she just kind looked at him and he said you're not from Wuhan are you and she got up and left. I said you should've just said you're from Boston I called the dean of I called the Dean of students and told him and I said you know if this is going on with the professor you need to do some teaching around this. This is not acceptable. You know She caught my daughter called me. I was at work. It was afternoon very upset if she had not. We've heard things when she was younger. But I think that went over their heads. Then but the hitter home Jennifer Again I'm I'm that happened to your daughter and thank you for sharing that story with us because Cathy I think. Just hearing a or a random selection of of stories from people who decided to call us emphasize the fact that this is happening. Because I keep thinking back to our earlier caller who who said he doesn't see doesn't seem like it's a big deal as as being blown out of proportion. Well I mean it's happening so we just got about a minute and a half left Kathy. Your final thought on on what it means that this moment for the Asian American community and looking forward It's a really scary invulnerable time for Asian Americans That they are being Scapegoated Anyone who looks East Asian and what I want to say is Allow I would say. Allow yourself to be scared but also allow yourself to be angry. I think Some of US I wouldn't say all of us Some of us are activists but some of us are afraid to even be angry and Be Enraged and and. I'm hoping that we speak out about this. Hate as much as possible and that we could be proactive about this and we could Fight the racism in this country. Yes we are American. But you know for so long asian-americans have lived a conditional existence where belonging always promised but belonging has never had and what we need to do is stop follow the following that carrot and just demand racial justice and also a lie or so ally ourselves with other African Americans in Latin Latino Latina and of indigenous other minorities and really like really really fight for social justice. And I think we are strong. We're empowered we're going to get through this but I really hope that we can It take our fear and then put it somewhere where. It's much more proactive. Where we could take our rage into something productive. We'll Kathy of action. Yeah Cathy Park. Hong author of minor feelings and Asian American reckoning. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you and George. Decay actor and activists with us from Los Angeles Mr Today. Thank you so much for taking some time to be with us. It's been a pleasure. Thank you and Eric Lee professor. At the University of Minnesota an immigration in Asian American HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR OF AMERICA FOR AMERICANS. A history of xenophobia in the United States. Professor Lee. Thank you so much. Thank you in a moment. We will turn our attention to a writer in San Francisco. Who's running a newspaper staffed entirely.
"asian american" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"That is for tomorrow's show which will be talking about schooling in the time of Cova Nineteen and today are talking about the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and I'm joined by Cathy Park Hong. She's author of the book. Minor feelings and Asian American reckoning. George Takei is also with us. Of course the very well known actor and activist and Eric Lee is with us. She's a professor at the University of Minnesota and author of America for Americans a history of xenophobia in the United States. And we do have a couple of callers to Eric. I wanted to ask you a quick question about something that George said. At the very beginning of the show about how quickly in moment moments in history that the ones Americanise can be taken away from them right. Nbc has other relating the story of the internment of him and his family in In a camp during World War. Two is that also part of what we're seeing now is the speed with which people's views perceptions opinions about their fellow. Americans change of when it comes to any kind of crisis absolutely you know. This is one of the ways in which racism and xenophobia works. It doesn't go away. It may go a little bit quiet for some time but the REPENTITI in which we turn against one another Points to the ways in which certain stereotypes narratives and you know. Structural discrimination are already at work in the United States So it's been quite astounding. How very old stereotypes? About China China Chinese people tiny spaces as being You know full of disease but Chinese people eat weird things that they are. They may have They may look very westernized and Americanized but these scratch the surface. And they're still that that old Country and SANITARY HABITS THAT. Lurk beneath You know those are those were stereotypes that I took hold in the United States. The Nineteenth Century And it's been incredibly interesting to see how with the new colonel virus how the global Stereotypes has been reactivated. And how effective? They've been George may ask you as you said you were five win. This happened to your family about what impact? What long-term impacted it have on your parents to have their americanise be so violently removed from them. It was destructive. Look can you just imagine losing everything Every physical possession you. Had you had worked for up to a half point in your life and suddenly have that taken away from you and to be imprisoned and behind barbed wire fences with century. Tars machine guns pointed at us. When we made the night runs to the latrine searchlights. Followed you. I mean that that the imprisonment with all the demonization and the relentless real A year into imprisonment. They come down with a loyalty questionnaire. The trying to get us to say we were loyal to the emperor of Japan. We're Americans we never even thought of loyalty to the emperor so all that But what I like to emphasize that which I did just awhile ago about Asian Americans as a frontline medical troop There in the hospitals but now we are active participants in the American process. We are elected officials we are in the US Senate. We are In the US Congress oh on the state level in the state legislature in our city. Councils we are on a public boards and commissions. We are participants in the American society. We are Americans. I keep underscoring that and and you know that we have to keep underscoring that because they just can't people just can't seem to separate our ancestral land from where we are today and it's an occasion like this that that looms up and starts biting US right back. Well let's go to some of our callers here quickly. Let's go to pat who's calling from Andover Massachusetts Pat. You're on the air. Thank you for doing this program My thirty year old daughter. She's adopted from South Korea and she grew up any Dover and she's just recently you know this last month going out to the stores and been told to go back to China and been sneered at and growled at and It's just very disheartening. That he's this is the she's an American. She grew up here Where tax payers where you know good citizens and she also suffers from a chronic illness. And she's you know worried about the hydrochloric win Shortage and for her to have to like be. You know experience that everyone's on edge and then in addition to that she has to in our own community has to.
"asian american" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Racism around immigrants and van leads to You know Discriminatory Public Health. Policies that disproportionately impact specific immigrant groups minority group. Well Eric Lee and George Tocchet. We just have to take a really quick break. We'll come back and talk more. About what the Asian American community is thinking and feeling with the rise of hate crimes against the Asian American community in response to the corona virus. Pandemic we'll be back. This is on point. WanNa add more positively to your podcast feed checkout kind world stories of extraordinary kindness and compassion. That's kind world. Subscribe now on Apple podcasts. Or WHEREVER YOU LISTEN. This is on point. I magnin shocker. Bardy we are talking this hour about the rise of hate crime and hate crimes against Asian Americans right now in this country. And I'm joined today by Eric Lee. She's an immigration and Asian American historian and professor at the University of Minnesota. She joins us from Minneapolis. And George Tocchet is also with us from Los Angeles. He's an actor of course best known for his role in Star Trek and star trek an activist as well and Mr Tocchet. I wonder if you could just tell me. Frankly what impact it had on you or on the Asian American community at large when president trump last month with some frequency insisted on calling the novel Corona Virus. The Chinese virus it it resounded with every asian-american whether you're Japanese or of AMIS or Korean or Filipino. Because we look alike. And that's been historically a during the Second World War. Chinese Americans had wear rub signs or little buttons saying. I am shot Chinese so that they wouldn't be mistaken for Japanese but nevertheless they were assaulted so because we look alike. We are in the same basket when this kind of hate is engendered in this country and so when the trump started repeating incessantly continuously Chinese virus we immediately felt it. I'm japanese-american my philippine-american friends Immediately felt it to korean-americans France over all in the same basket and the blowback. The difference between today and Paca eighty years ago is that we are speaking out. We are becoming participants in this democracy and so the blowback not only from the Asian American communities but the more enlighten general American community was so of intense against the president that he stop using that but it was only for political considerations. Said he stopped doing it. He had already blown the dog whistle to his Hate constituents and it's still continuing to this data to this day. Well Eric Lee Mr Today's right. There was a lot of outcry over the president's use of the term Chinese virus. I cannot claim to know at all why he insisted on using that term. But I'm looking back at a tweet that the president sent put out on March twenty third and he said in this tweet said it is very important that we totally protect our Asian American community in the United States and all around the world they are amazing people and the spreading of the virus is not their fault in any way shape or form then he says they are working closely with us to get rid of it. We will prevail together now. I know arm. I heard from several people that I know that they thought the tweet was pretty good until the president used the phrase. They are working closely together with US implying. Still an an otherness in the Asian American community. Can you talk about that a little bit? Absolutely you know so the way that you know phobia works is is that there's always a day and there's always an us and so yes you know he was trying to do some damage control of belatedly I would argue But again that last line separated asian-americans from the rest of the United States. That's not being Americans and I think we have to understand his use of these terms Chinese virus and others who virus then the Kong flew by some politicians as part of this larger backlash against immigration and the transformation immigration policy that has been a centerpiece of the trump administration. So you know this has to be part of that the long of openly racist comments about Mexicans and Muslims etc. Well we are talking with Eric. Lee and George Takei About the rise in hate crimes against asian-americans Which is remarkable and disturbing change because there had been a fifteen year decline in hate crimes against asian-americans prior to this year. Let's take a call from Matt who's calling from Ocean City Maryland Matt. You're on the air. Hey there how're you doing? I'm okay go ahead good. Hey So my question is You Know I. I think there's a difference between how we discuss the Chinese government versus the Chinese people. And they're not all painted the same brush. I think it's You know it's common knowledge that the virus You know popped up in late December. Early December and Dr Lee had Tried to whistle blower and warn the people and the world and when subsequently silenced by the repressive regime of the Chinese government and died While this is going on There was open travel You know many people travel to Chinese citizen traveled Italy. A lot of people. Travel to China and You know how the virus spread and the Chinese government tried to keep it secret but You know it just got out of control so I hear you're saying because yes. I totally agree with you. That we should be robustly. Skeptical and critical based on fact of of governments. But we're talking here about a rise in hate crime against Americans of Asian descent. So your question about that on a small seaside town on the east coast and I don't see that and I don't see it on my online presence You know I don't live in L. A. Or New York or or anywhere this may be happening and obviously I've been locked down to the last month and a half so I haven't been outside to see Mobs attacking Asian Americans. I have a lot of Avian American friend and I don't hear them Saying that they're being You know Discriminated against or You know beaten up or anything like that so and quite frankly I haven't seen any news reports about it either. So I'm not saying it's not happening I'm just saying that it's If it is happening it's it's going to be a very You know a minor instance or Meyer occurrence of what is happening. Not say any- anything is bad of racism and violence obviously but I don't see it right well. We'll matt many. Yes George. Go ahead on this please. Mad is still a referring to our ancestral land but Asian Americans are Americans. We have been here. I mean the certain Segments of of the Asian American community had been here since the eighteen forties. We are many generations. Here we are Americans and as a matter of fact. Asian Americans are part of the front line A troop doctors nurses Researchers looking for For a cure We are a part of America and still we seen in the context of our ancestral land. My grandparents came from Japan in the case of many of my Chinese American friends. It's a great great grandparents that came from China we are Americans and still. We're compared with you. Know go in the context of our ancestral land. Yes there are a lot of first generation and second generation Asian Americans. But it's the same as With our German or Italian or Irish friends with they have been here a long time and they are part of of America despite the fact that we still have immigration that migrants coming from Germany or Italy or Ireland. Eric Lee. Did you want to respond? Go ahead yes. Yeah you know this this idea. I don't see it doesn't happen This is really common in terms of the ways in which many Americans view asian-americans says the model minority as not victims of racism or discrimination. And it's quite unfortunate You can go to the website of on point and find a number of articles that that your staff has already been. Put up on The rapid rise of hate crimes and discrimination across the US We know that in terms of reporting of of hate crimes. There's a thousand incidents in less than two weeks. That have been reported. We know that. Most incidents go unreported so this is a silence and invisible too many Rise in in discrimination but for those of us who are Asian American even if we are not actively victims of being spat upon or being you know there was one woman who was Had acid thrown on her face the daily fear of walking outside now that we have to are recommended to wear masks the daily fear of being shunned or be being given a safe side long view because we are Asian and wearing a mask is something that is that every asian-american has been feeling In the past few weeks there may not be mobbed today but there is a spectrum of hate crimes and discrimination that That many Asian Americans has faced from the social isolation to the shunning to active Physical Violence Well Erica and George. Hang on here for just a moment because I want to bring another voice into this conversation Cathy. Park Hong joins us from Brooklyn New York. She's author of the new book. Minor feelings an Asian American reckoning and she also wrote a piece for the New York Times magazine on Sunday. That piece was headlined the Slur I never expected to hear in two thousand twenty Cathy. Park Hong Welcome to on point. Hi thank you so I don't want you to say the word. But what is it that What is the feeling the experience the response that you never expected to to to to see or hear or feel in your life in two thousand twenty Well I wanted to first say that it's not like I never heard it before it It's just. There's a resurgence of it in. That word is and I had that word thrown up being when I was a child but the last time I heard that term was when I was in my twenties But then. There's with the resurgence of hate crimes. There have been I've seen that word thrown at My friends a lot more And I've seen it online a lot more So there's been rather than it. There's been a resurgence of that work and You know so that's been I guess you could say it's been more intense. Racism has been more intense And I I was wondering if I could also Answer Matt's question too. Yeah I mean I think another issue that a lot of Asian Americans are dealing with is Not only do they deal with a lot of the year Which is pretty much across the board. It's universal every person I've talked to is of Asian descent They're scared of leaving their home. And they've heard numerous instances of being harassed but Another concern is that a lot of times when Asian American Express Being target of racism. They're not believed. You know They're constantly the realities are constantly gas. Light it so What Matt is saying is Unsurprising you know This is sort of how I grew up to. You know there. There was racism but because of the Model Minority Myth A lot of you know Americans just assume that there's no Anti Asian racism because we're just not visible at all so now that it's actually happening in a really hateful way You know people are paying attention but still I think a lot of people are not really acknowledging it and I think that's also why there's not enough media attention as well. You know There I'm thankful for the Radio show but I just you know it's like there hasn't been as much attention on there could be on the on the Anti Asian racism. George can can I just get your your Your thoughts on that that that anti-asian racism has been invisible or not discussed That much I don't think so because we are different Asian American from my grandparents days. They were quiet and when we were incarcerated The generation. My parent's generation. Where so wounded and so Lou Shamed the shame was really the government's but they took on the shame and so they didn't talk about it but in this generation now we are speaking out as a matter of fact right after the nine Nine eleven horror that happened in New York City We japanese-americans immediately recognized its ramifications for all Minority Americans and so we Organized a rally in in the plaza of the Japanese American National Museum and we invited the leaders of the Muslim community here in Los Angeles and we had a A candlelight ceremony in the plaza inviting everybody but particularly the Muslim American community and the Japanese American community and leave the leaders of the Muslim community spoke out and the Japanese American community spoke out and because little Tokyo is just two blocks away from Los Angeles City Hall. that Candlelight ceremony turned into a candlelight March Carrying our candle all the way to city hall and back so we connect with all of the other groups and we are speaking out and a lot of the initiative being taken a currently on this Anti-asian A problem. That we have here is a stimulated by Asian Americans of taking the initiative. So it's a different Asian American community. Today Erica agree. Kathy go ahead. We just got a minute to go before they go ahead. Oh I was just gonNA quickly say I think Asian Americans are definitely much more empowered younger generations and also how Japanese Americans Who WERE IN INTERNMENT CAMPS? Have been very supportive of other. Vulnerable companies like Including not just Muslim community lat next communities as well but Asian American history and a dental phobia. History of xenophobia. Still Not taught in general history courses. So I'm just talking about the Americans in general that they're still not aware of the history of racism against Asians. That's that's what I'm commenting on the. Okay well Cathy Park. Hong and George K Eric Lee. Rifts take a quick break. We'll be right back. We are talking about the rise.
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"WB. You are Boston Meghna Chakrabarti and this is on point. Hate crimes against asian-americans are increasing all over the country from grocery stores in New York City? Sorry to the New York City subway for what some have simply described as breathing while Asian? We heard politicians say we are fighting an invisible enemy but the president also insisted on calling the novel Corona Virus. The quote Chinese Virus Will George. Tocchet's childhood was marked by xenophobia. He was forced into a Japanese American internment camp in the United States during the Second World War so this hour on point xenofobia and Asian Americans in hand in the pandemic and George Tocchet joins us. Now he is an actor of course best known for his role on Star Trek. He's an activist as well and he joins us from his home in Los Angeles. George Tocchet welcome to the program. Good to be here. Thank you very much so first of all what what are you seeing? What are you hearing from members of the Asian American community about how they feel about how this nation is viewing them right now? They're nation well certainly for Japanese Americans. It is a an echo of what happened. Almost eighty years ago I was five years old. Then and at that when I was five years old I was categorized as an enemy alien by my own country the United States of America but I was a five year old kid. I wasn't an enemy and I wasn't an alien hours in American board in Los Angeles son of mother born in Sacramento California. My father was born in Japan but he was brought to San Francisco when he was a very young man. A young boy as a matter of fact by my paternal grandfather He was a widower and so he was A. He decided to immigrate to America so my father was born in Japan but reared educated and felt very American and yet overnight after Pearl Harbor. We became enemy aliens simply because we look like the enemy and but despite that young Japanese Americans like all young Americans rushed to the recruitment centers to volunteer to serve in the United States military. This was an act of patriotism and it was answered with a slap on the face. They were denied Mil- military service and categorized as an enemy alien and the curfew came down. We had to be home in the evening by seven. Pm and we would stay home until six am in the morning and then my my mother went to the bank to get some money and discovered that our bank accounts were all frozen. Every japanese-american bank account was taken away from us and then on February nineteenth. Just too few weeks. After Pearl Harbor. The president of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Who during the depth of the Depression in the thirties said there is nothing to fear but fear itself was swept up in that fear? The nation was swept up in fear and war. Hysteria and racism. But because we were at war with Germany and Italy's will but they look like German Americans and Italian Americans looked like the rest of America? We looked like the enemy and so he signed an executive order on February nineteenth. Nineteen forty two which ordered all Japanese Americans on the West Coast to be summarily rounded up. There were no charges no trial. The central pillar of our justice system due process simply disappeared and we were rounded up and imprisoned in American concentration camps right. Well Mr Tocchet It is absolutely a very dark mark in us. History the the the shameful interment of Americans of you and your family and no charge. Yeah no trial as you're describing and you say that you hear an echo of that today well it's a very loud echo from them. What's happening today would be considered? I use the word advisedly. Mild compared to what happened to us. Everything taken away from us and the case of my parents and we have a whole history. Asian Americans do The immigration from Asia began in the eighteen forties. It was Chinese and Chinese. Were involved in the The Gold rush the forty niners. And that's why today in California we have certain towns and areas gold with names like Chino which is Spanish for Chinese or China camp. So Chinese were here way back then in eighteen seventy one. There was a white woman in Los Angeles in my home town. Who claimed that? She was assaulted by Chinese man. And a mob. Roy pushed into Chinatown randomly. A yanked twenty Chinese men out of a Chinatown took him to the Central Plaza of Los Angeles and Lynch them so Asian. Americans have a long history Chinese Japanese or Today we have more Well we have an immigration from Asia. After each war. After the Korean War the immigration from career began and after the Vietnam War. A south Southeastern Asian a Vietnamese Cambodians Came in and the Filipinos and we all seen as the same. Yeah we're Asians and we're targeted well. Mister Tocchet standby here for a moment. Because we are we are talking about The increased number of hate crimes that are being experienced by the Asian American community in the wake of the novel Corona Virus Pandemic and so for our listeners. Out there asian-americans. This is happening to you. How what are you experiencing now? Mr Stand by for just a moment here because I'd like to know bring into the conversation Eric Lee. She is an immigration and Asian American historian and a professor at the University of Minnesota author of America for Americans a history of Fukaya in the United States and she joins us from Minneapolis. Minnesota Professor Lee. Welcome to on point eight collector having so. Mr Decays is providing us with a incredibly important context. A historical context About how America how the United States has viewed its own citizens of Asian descent and heritage? I would also like to think that we have calm hopefully made some progress from from the middle of the twentieth century. Have we made progress enough progress? Or do you hear the same echoes. Similar ECHOES THAT MR K. Was describing so first of all Jordan done a wonderful job providing some of the historical context But they the answer to your question is is really yes or no. Certainly there's progress. There's much more than the ability of Asian Americans The fact that people are speaking out today and governance are acting local. Governments are acting with help lines And there are shows like this one to highlight Acts of discrimination and racism New you know when the Chinese were excluded in eighteen eighty two and went Japanese. Americans were forcibly removed from their homes. There was little very little public response. public support for those Asian American and Asian immigrant community. So what we're seeing is noon in that way however the stereotypes the ideas that Simply because you have an as in face you must be a carrier of the virus the hurtful and damaging political rhetoric around the Chinese new or this idea that the virus was quote unquote made in Chinese lab. These have all revived much larger racist and anti-immigrant narratives that never go away in the United States. It's part of the US as long history. As being a phobia and in particular it highlights the ways in which immigrants have often been tied to disease as a play or as an invasive threat or as carriers of contagion and disease that will ruin the United States. We've heard this before and unfortunately we're hearing it again today. So talk about that a little more because I think we've also heard it recently just in the past couple of years regarding immigration from the southern border that you know there are a public health. Argument does pop up Every every once in a while they're there has been an overlap between that between immigration and public health as you're saying what for since as long as there's been a United States. Oh even before this era wearing my German emigrant saver. They were considered swarthy alien when when German. Immigrants were coming over They were blamed for bringing yellow fever. the Irish new planes were spreading cholera in the early nineteen hundred Jewish immigrants were blamed where typhoid but at the end of the nineteenth century etc grown and certainly this does absolutely intersect with whatever immigration debate we are having Mexican immigrants have long been described as being Dirty living in homes with filth and disease bringing typist and play. You know the border patrol was passed in the early twentieth century up through the middle of the twentieth century with Be Loud thing Mexicans who came across the border this would include gasoline baths that required a migrants to stand there naked while they were poured with gasoline and then later years being sprayed with DVD So you know the the public health concerns and the the rhetoric around immigrants and diseased. What it does is that. It helps to justify it speeds and then it justifies existing stereotypes and.
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"This very special live show which we recorded at the Asian American Literature Festival here in DC enchaine at this live show to talk poems and throw a little shade do all the things that one does on a rooftop fancy hotel and to talk about Kunde I'm on the space for Asian American poets and fiction writers which has been so instrumental in our community so without any further ado let's get into this very special live have show from DC at the Asian American literature festival make some noise for Dinette Smith any choice.