upper waypoint

With Calls to #StopAAPIHate, Specificity Matters

Save ArticleSave Article
Failed to save article

Please try again

A group of demonstrators hold signs that say, 'Stop Asian Hate' during a vigil and rally in San Francisco’s Chinatown on March 20, 2021.
A group of demonstrators hold signs that say 'Stop Asian Hate' during a vigil and rally in San Francisco’s Chinatown on March 20, 2021. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

The killing of eight people in Georgia, six of whom were women of Asian descent, has led to marches and rallies in the Bay Area in support of the AAPI community. It’s also prompted many people to share experiences they’ve had with racism and sexism.

But as organizer and advocate Hyejin Shim says, it’s also important to be specific about who was targeted in the Atlanta shooting. Because when we do that, we can also pave the way for solutions that protect those who are most vulnerable to racist and sexist violence.

Guest: Hyejin Shim, member of Survived and Punished and Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse

More Resources: Asian Women’s Shelter, Red Canary Song

Episode transcript here.


Subscribe to The Bay to hear more local Bay Area stories like this one. New episodes are released Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3 a.m. Find The Bay on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, NPR One or via Alexa.

lower waypoint
next waypoint
Sierra Nevada Braces for More Snow After Blizzard Shuts Interstate, Closes Ski ResortsInterstate 80 Reopens in Sierra as Tahoe Braces for More SnowThese Bay Area Elections Were Decided by a Handful of VotesCon Brio: 'Whenever You Call'Breaking Down Napa County's Board of Supervisors ElectionA New COVID Vaccine Dose Is Now Available for People Age 65 and Older. Where Can You Find a Shot Near You?Would Measure HLA In Los Angeles Really Make Streets Safer?Severe Bay Area Storm Brings Road Closures and Blizzard Conditions to the Sierra NevadaA Tree Fell on My Car in the Bay Area. What Do I Do?Takeaways From Trump’s Supreme Court Win: He Stays on Ballot, But Legal Peril Looms