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October 13, 2021
The Unsure State of Asian America
A conversation with Jay Caspian Kang about how the term “Asian American” became “mostly meaningless.”
August 9, 2021
The Anti-Asian Roots of Today’s Anti-Immigrant Politics
Long before Trump, politicians on the country’s West Coast mobilized a white working-class base through violent hate of Chinese and Japanese immigrants.
July 20, 2021
Policing Won’t Stop Anti-Asian Violence—Solidarity Will
Hate crime legislation and law enforcement will not protect working-class Asian communities.
June 30, 2021
‘We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn’t Want to Remember’
A conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 28, 2021
The Art of the Memoir With Japanese Breakfast
A conversation with indie pop artist Michelle Zauner on cooking, grieving, and the role politics plays in music.
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April 5, 2021
The General, the Mistress, and the Love Stories That Blind Us
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez discusses her new book on Isabel Cooper, a Filipina American actress and Douglas MacArthur’s lover.
March 23, 2021
Vilifying China Puts a Bull’s-Eye on the Backs of Asian Americans
Biden may reject Trump’s hateful language, but he is continuing his predecessor’s dangerous “tough on China” approach.
March 22, 2021
The Roots of the Atlanta Shooting Go Back to the First Law Restricting Immigration
The Page Act of 1875, outlawing “lewd and immoral” Chinese women, codified the bigotry directed at Asian women from their earliest migration to the US to today.
March 19, 2021
Anti-Asian Violence in America Is Rooted in US Empire
If we are to stop anti-Asian hatred in the United States, we must recognize how US foreign policy perpetuates it.
Terry K Park
March 19, 2021
A Mainstream Mass Murderer
Emerging evidence about the Atlanta shooter paints a picture of young man imbued with distressingly common American ideas about race and gender.