Two Professors Appear on KALW-FM to Discuss Uptick In Anti-Asian Hate

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

YOUR CALL, KALW-FM (SAN FRANCISCO) -- The group Stop AAPI Hate has documented nearly 3,800 incidents of anti-Asian hate during the pandemic. Activists say the violence isn't new, but it escalated after Trump’s racist rhetoric. What will it take to stop these attacks, what action are communities calling for and what historical context do we need to know?


  • Russell M. Jeung, chair and professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and the co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, a nonprofit organization tracking incidents of hate and discrimination against the AAPI community.
  • May-lee Chai, associate professor in the Creating Writing Department at San Francisco State University and the author most recently of “Useful Phrases for Immigrants.”