Podcasts about Anti-Asian Racism

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The recent violent and deadly attacks against Asians in America are horrific and heartbreaking. We want to take a moment to pay tribute to the victims of the Atlanta shootings, and to Pak Ho and Vicha Ratanapakdee who died of attacks while on their walks. However, to be respectful of the Atlanta victims and their families, we will follow the protocol suggested by the Atlanta chapter of the Asian American Advancing to hold off sharing the names of the victims until their families have provided full consent to do so.

With the rise of anti-Asian racism, our team at Podyssey decided to do our part to help bring awareness to anti-Asian racism by curating a topical podcast playlist we hope can be a useful learning resource. In the playlist below, you’ll find episodes on the many histories of anti-Asian racism, the sexual festishization of Asian women, the model minority myth, what it means to be Asian American, and more.

We recognize that this playlist is in no way a perfect or comprehensive representation of all the histories and discrimination Asians have experienced in America. But, we hope you’ll find this playlist helpful as a starter for further exploration and conversation.

Here are all the episodes in a playlist you can save to listen later:

Understanding Anti-Asian Racism

21 episodes

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Understand the Atlanta shootings against the backdrop of anti-Asian violence and racism.

A year of the pandemic has given rise to violent anti-Asian attacks, leaving people injured and dead.

The history of the fetishization of Asian women, and why it’s so dangerous.

Why naming a restaurant after Asian festish is not ok even if the owner is an Asian woman.

Red Canary Song is fighting for the rights of Asian sex workers in 9000 workplaces across America. They explain why anti-trafficking NGOs can be more harmful than helpful.

More than 40 percent of nail salon technicians in the US are Vietnamese women. These are their stories.

Why Asian American feminism is important. An interview with the woman who runs “one of the oldest AAPI feminist and racial activist blogs” on the internet.

In 1982, two white men beat an Asian American auto worker to death during a bachelor party. Vincent Chin’s murder was a racial awakening for America.

The co-founders of the “Hate is a Virus” campaign explain why more policing is *not* the answer to anti-Asian violence.

“Asian American” is a loaded term. What does it actually mean?

Unpack the model minority myth and its roots in white supremacy.

Meet the first Chinese American Hollywood star who competed for Asian roles against white actresses who wore yellowface.

A powerful conversation with Asian American novelist Ocean Vuong about immigration, violence, language, love, and beauty.

5000 people faced down the riot police in San Francisco’s Manilatown to stop the eviction of low-income Filipino Americans from the International Hotel.

Hear from Japanese Americans who were forced into US internment camps in WWII.

Visit the hidden hell for Japanese Americans in WWII. It’s named “Angel Island”.

White America wanted to wipe out Chinese restaurants in the US, because they considered the restaurants to be “vices”.

A feature-length documentary on the long history of Chinese racism in America.

The historic fight for ethnic studies in American colleges by the Third World Liberation Front, a coalition of Black, Mexican and Asian American students.

A short story about a Korean woman’s memory of childhood racism she experienced at recess in school.

Want to listen later? Here are all the episodes in a playlist:

Understanding Anti-Asian Racism

21 episodes

Curated by:podysseyapp

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta

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