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The Intensification of Anti-Asian Racism During the Pandemic

Ted Eytan

Anti-Asian violence and rhetoric have increased since the start of the pandemic. As part of our ongoing series on racism and equity on The Point, we look at the history of racism against those of Asian descent, and what the last year has been like for Asian Americans. We also hear stories from some of our neighbors about what they experience in the age of COVID.

Guests on the program are:
Paul Watanabe, Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston.
Kara Takasaki, Quantitative Survey Committee Co-Lead at the AAPI COVID 19 Research Project
Khanh Dinh, Professor of Psychology at UMASS Lowell
Rae Nishi, retired Professor of Neurological Sciences at the University of Vermont and former Director of Education at the Marine Biological Laboratory. She’s currently an active member of several on-going DEI initiatives.

To report a hate crime against those of Asian Descent go to
PBS documentary on Asian Americans
Asian Pacific American month

Kathryn Eident is an award-winning journalist and hosts WCAI's Morning Edition. She began producing stories for WCAI in 2008 as a Boston University graduate student reporting from the Statehouse. Since then, Kathryn’s work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Cape Cod Times, Studio 360, Scientific American, and Cape and Plymouth Business Magazine.