Maria and Julio are joined by James Boo, showrunner at Self-Evident, a podcast telling Asian America’s stories and Erika Lee, award-winning author and professor of history and Asian American studies at the University of Minnesota. They focus on the spike in anti-Asian sentiment that people are experiencing across the country. They also talk about the economic impact for historic neighborhoods across the country, including New York City’s Chinatown.
This episode was reported and produced by In the Thick's New York Women’s Foundation IGNITE! Fellow, Harsha Nahata.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Cathy Erway, host of the podcast Self-Evident, writes about the efforts to save businesses in New York City's Chinatown via GrubStreet, New York Magazine's Food and Restaurant blog.
- Li Zhou writes about how the coronavirus is bringing deep-seated anti-Asian sentiment to the surface for Vox.
- Tracey Jan reports for the Washington Post about the racism Asian American doctors and nurses have experienced in the fight against the coronavirus.
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