|Ms. Zia drew on her own research and experiences to discuss how to combat systemic oppression against Asian Americans. She described the pendulum of racism towards Asian Americans starting from the Chinese, then the Japenese, then the Vietnamese, Korean, …and now back Chinese – a pandemic of racism! She believed that this is partly due to angst and frustration, resulting in blaming others.
|Why is it so difficult for many in the US to see people of Asian ancestry as Americans?
|There is a long discussion on various aspect of racism that were not addressed in the formal presentation.
|racism – Asian Americans
|July 31, 2020
|Presentation given at Asian Society and 1990 Institute Teachers Workshop on “Technology and Humanity”, July 31-August 1, 2020, virtual via Zoom.
|Helen Zia is an author and activist
|See reource list provided by Helen Zia