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Asian Americans news and analysis from The Nation
June 28, 2022
How to Fight Decades of Environmental Racism
The NRDC’s new head of justice and equity talks about what environmental justice means, and how community power-building is essential to that work.
May 16, 2022
Frozen Between Two Languages
For Asian Americans, the fear of violence is real. Because of an incident six years ago, I'm still worried whenever my grandpa goes out alone.
April 18, 2022
Sex, Death, and Empire: The Roots of Violence Against Asian Women
The line from America’s earliest empire in the Philippines to Japan, Korea, Vietnam—and anti-Asian violence at home—is straight, clear, and written in blood.
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.
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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.
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.