Korean Americans have decried law enforcement’s and English-language media’s framing of the incident as a sexually motivated crime and not a racially motivated one.
Asian American women
A Pew Research Center survey of 9,654 U.S. adults last June found that roughly 31% of Asian adults said they had been the subject of slurs or jokes.
Asian Women are more frequently victims of hate crimes.
Given the historical fetishization of Asian women, it’s nearly impossible to divorce race from the discourse.
An unspeakable tragedy” for both the victims’ families and an Asian-American community that has been reeling from high levels of racist attacks since early 2020.
Research on discrimination experienced specifically by Asian American women.