Best of the Left Podcast : #1408 Anti-Asian Hate and White Ignorance

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Air Date 3/31/2021

Today we take a look at the history of anti-Asian hate in America dating back to the very first racially discriminatory immigration law, the ramifications of our imperial exploits in the Philippines, the pattern of lynchings, the myth of the "model minority" and the role of White Supremacy to keep everyone in their roles and White people ignorant of it all.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: The Missing History of Asian America Part 1 - The United States of Anxiety - Air Date 3-22-21

Helen Zia, author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People and other books about the Asian American community. She tells the story of that era’s scapegoating of Asian Americans, and draws a line all the way back to the 18th century.

Ch. 2: The Attacks In Atlanta May Activate Asian Americans Politically - FiveThirtyEight Politics - Air Date 3-22-21

The crew speaks with professors Jane Junn and Karthick Ramakrishnan about the context of the Atlanta attacks and how Asian-American political participation has evolved in recent decades.

Ch. 3: A History of Hate - In The Thick - Air Date 3-23-21

Maria and Julio unpack the root causes that led to this tragedy with Sung Yeon Choimorrow, ED of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, and Kristine Villaneuva, a journalist and project editor at Resolve Philly’s “Equally Informed” initiative.

Ch. 4: The Missing History of Asian America Part 2 - The United States of Anxiety - Air Date 3-22-21

Helen Zia, author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People and other books about the Asian American community. She tells the story of that era’s scapegoating of Asian Americans, and draws a line all the way back to the 18th century.

Ch. 5: Viet Thanh Nguyen on Roots of Anti-Asian Hate from U.S. Colonialism to Anti-China Political Rhetoric - Democracy Now! - Air Date 3-22-21

Anti-Asian hate in the United States is “not anything new,” says Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Vietnamese American writer. “The history of anti-Asian violence in this country goes back to as long as we’ve had Asian immigrants in this country

Ch. 6: Talking About the Atlanta Shooting, Purity Culture, & Anti-Asian American Violence - Worst Year Ever - Air Date 3-24-21

Talking About the Atlanta Shooting, Purity Culture, & Anti-Asian American Violence.

Ch. 7: Take Action to #StopAsianHate & Protect APPI Communities via @StopAAPIHate

Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment. For more, visit Bestoftheleft.com/activism.

Ch. 8: Reacting to the Atlanta Shootings - Boom! Lawyered - Air Date 3-28-21

Imani and Jess talk about the increasing violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, the importance of allyship in its wake, and how racist stereotypes against the AAPI community are also fueling new anti-choice legislation

Ch. 9: A History of Pandemic Xenophobia & Racism - Social Distance - Air Date 3-24-21

Jim and Maeve speak with Alexandre White, a sociologist and medical historian at Johns Hopkins University. He shares his views on how a legacy of prejudice tied to disease should lead us to reexamine how we respond when outbreaks occur.


MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S)

Ch. 10: The Missing History of Asian America Part 3 - The United States of Anxiety - Air Date 3-22-21

Arun Venugopal, senior reporter in WNYC’s Race and Justice Unit, shares his reporting on the community in New York City, which has emerged as an epicenter of day to day reports of harassment and violence.

Ch. 11: Talking About the Atlanta Shooting, Purity Culture, & Anti-Asian American Violence Part 2 - Worst Year Ever - Air Date 3-24-21

Talking About the Atlanta Shooting, Purity Culture, & Anti-Asian American Violence


VOICEMAILS

Ch. 12: Preferring guaranteed jobs and universal social safety net - Craig from Ohio

Ch. 13: Further thoughts on the child tax credit - Rich


FINAL COMMENTS

Ch. 14: Final comments on White Ignorance and White Supremacy


TAKE ACTION

Stop AAPI Hate Calls to Action:

Report an incident of hate 

Donate to 40 local U.S. AAPI organizations via Movement Hub

Ask your elected officials what they are doing to combat anti-Asian hate

Advocate for expanded civil rights protections safeguarding Asian Americans and others

Support Ethnic Studies in your local school districts and educational institutions

Support local Asian-owned businesses

EDUCATE YOURSELF & SHARE

How to stop the dangerous rise in hatred targeted at Asian Americans (USA Today)

Asian Americans Have Been Attacked, Spat On, and Cursed Out. Activists in the Bay Area Are Bracing for More. (Slate)

Hundreds of volunteers are escorting elderly Asian Americans to keep them safe (The Hill)

The history of fetishizing Asian women (Vox)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 


MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

SHOW IMAGE:

Description: Three women at a rally against anti-Asian racism. An Asian woman in the middle holds a hand-written cardboard sign that says "We are not the virus. Hate is." Another sign to the right says "Stop Asian Hate."

Credit: "Stop Asian Hate Rally @ Art Gallery" by GoToVan, Flickr | License | Changes: Cropped, increased brightness &. contrast

 

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