Brutal Attacks Against Bay Area Asian Americans Spur Calls for Action Statewide

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A view of Chinatown in Los Angeles, California on Feb. 12, 2021.  (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Communities in the Bay Area are reeling from a recent spate of violent attacks against elderly Asian Americans that left one 84-year old San Francisco resident dead and several others injured. The attacks are part of growing number of hate incidents targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders statewide, according Stop AAPI Hate, which recorded more than 1200 self-reported instances of assault and harassment in California between March and December of last year. We’ll talk about how anti-Asian violence is affecting individuals and communities and what can be done to stop it.

Guests:

Russell Jeung, professor of Asian American studies, San Francisco State University; co-founder, Stop AAPI Hate

David Chiu, California assemblymember representing District 17 in San Francisco

Dr. Sherry Wang , associate professor of counseling psychology, Santa Clara University

Grace Won, radio host and producer, KALW

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