And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America.
Federal Agencies Are Doing Little About the Rise in Anti-Asian Hate
Researchers are reporting an alarming surge in anti-Asian racism related to COVID-19 that started more than two months ago. But neither the Justice Department nor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced efforts to prevent the public targeting of Asians, which ranges from bias incidents to hate crimes. Both agencies were quick to act in similar situations: the CDC during the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak and the Justice Department after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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Doctor Becomes Victim Of COVID-19 Racism. How We Should Respond
“These times are saturated with fear, high tensions and irrational blaming. Many historical prejudices that Asian Americans have faced have been exposed and magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. How can we reverse these trends and foster a culture of respect, understanding and equality? And more importantly, what are specific actions that institutions should take to protect their healthcare workers and instill a culture of change within their systems and surrounding communities?”
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Join the Give In May Campaign
Give In May is a giving campaign to support nonprofits across the nation who are dedicated to addressing the needs of the Asian American & Pacific Islander community. The campaign will help fund services and programs for children, youth, families and seniors from 25+ ethnic groups that provide assistance for issues such as education access, food security, housing, domestic violence, poverty and health.
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Superman Smashes the Klan
Check out this amazing trailer for DC’s Superman Smashes the Klan. The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis’ Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman! Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Gene Luen Yang brings us his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan.
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