On Asian America: Living in the rural NW, historical and contemporary stories
In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have been facing rising incidents of physical and verbal assault. This current spike in incidents is just the latest chapter in America's history of anti-Asian hate crimes.
Asian people were among the earliest sea voyagers to the Americas in the 1500s. But even after centuries of presence on these shores, many Americans of Asian descent are still treated as foreigners.
This last episode in the On Asian America series comes to us from Northwest Public Broadcasting. It explores the legacy of violence aimed at Asian Americans, and othering of Asian Americans in the rural Northwest and offers solutions for building spaces of inclusion.
On Asian America is a collaboration between Humanities Washington, KUOW Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and Northwest Public Broadcasting. The goal of the series is to amplify Asian voices and spark an ongoing dialogue about the experiences and contributions of Asian communities in our state.
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