After Atlanta, Allyship And Community Are How We Move Forward

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The advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate had already documented more than 3,000 anti-Asian incidents of racism before the Atlanta murders. Worse, the March 16 murders of eight spa workers - six of them Asian women - did not stem the tide of anti-Asian racist animus. Instead, the reported episodes of physical and verbal assaults spiked. Now, Asian Americans and allies are pushing for increased awareness and demanding legal protections.
Is this recent spate of racist attacks against Asians, history repeating itself? And after years of xenophobia amplified by COVID 19, which way forward?
Guests:
Cecilia Lei – associate producer for Vox’s “Today, Explained,” and board president of the Asian American Journalists Association's San Francisco chapter.
Janelle Wong – professor of American Studies and core faculty member in the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland.
Rev. Young Ghil Lee – senior pastor at The Korean Church of Boston.

Later in the Show:

How do the Americans who live in small towns and cities see the places they live? Thousands of residents eagerly answered that question, posed by award-winning Atlantic magazine journalist James Fallows.
Fallows and his wife Deborah traveled across the country for five years, visiting with local residents. What the Fallows documented in their travels resulted in a 2019 book, “Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America.” Eight of the towns and cities they highlighted in their book are featured in a new HBO documentary, called “Our Towns,” which premieres on HBO and HBO Max, on Tuesday, April 13, at 9 p.m.
Guests:
Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan - Academy Award-nominated filmmakers, who directed, produced, shot and edited Our Towns.

SHOW CREDITS:
Under the Radar with Callie Crossley is a production of GBH, produced by Wes Martin and engineered by Dave Goodman. Angela Yang is our Intern.
Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys’, Grace Kelly and Leo P.

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