The Deep History of Anti-Asian Violence in the U.S.Historians in the News
tags: racism, violence, Asian American History
Recent attacks and violent racism against the AAPI population existed long before the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, what we’ve seen in the past year fits into a deep history of anti-Asian violence in the United States.
The Takeaway spoke to Beth Lew-Williams, history professor at Princeton University and author of "The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America," about this history and why it's so critical to understanding the present.
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