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Asian Americans news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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March 18, 2021
The Massacre in Atlanta Was As Predictable as White Supremacy
There are lots of people working overtime to try to prove that the mass shooting of six Asian women wasn’t motivated by bigotry. It was.
September 8, 2020
C Pam Zhang’s Radical Retelling of Western Myths
How Much of These Hills Is Gold
follows two Chinese American siblings’ quest to find home amidst the prejudice and danger of the frontier.
June 30, 2020
Why Be a ‘Model Minority’ When You Could Dismantle White Supremacy?
Too many Asian Americans have put proximity to whiteness over solidarity with Black people. It’s time for a radical readjustment.
Dae Shik Kim Jr.
May 18, 2020
How Does One Tell the Story of Asian America?
Cathy Park Hong’s
grapples with the contradictions of Asian American experience in order to tell a story of solidarity.
May 11, 2020
Chinatowns Must Radicalize to Survive
Direct action and inclusivity are driving the new Asian American movement.