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Asian Americans news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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March 20, 2020
The Media Is Helping Spread Trump’s Coronavirus Racism
It’s time for every major media outlet to stop disseminating Trump’s hate—and stop repeating his racist nicknames for the virus.
January 29, 2020
A Fire May Have Wiped Out 40 Years of Chinese American History
The archives of the Museum of Chinese in America may have been destroyed, but the institution is still a crucial repository of community memory.
Madeline Leung Coleman