“This is not just a problem in big cities. It’s a rural problem; it’s a suburban problem; it’s a coastal problem; it’s a blue state and red state problem.”
“There’s a very long history of anti-Asian racism in the United States. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Americans have been particularly vulnerable”
Hard Knock Radio speaks with researcher Melissa May Borja, Ph.D. about the Virulent Hate Project in this two-part radio series.
We found that there are many forms of anti-Asian racism that took place as early as January 2020 all throughout the pandemic,” Borja says. “There is a lot of conversation in the current moment about hate crimes, but the reality is that Asian Americans experience a wide variety of forms of racism, and all of…
On ‘All Sides with Ann Fisher,’ Dr. Melissa May Borja and guests examine what the Atlanta shootings and other incidents of AAPI-targeted violence say about our society and how organizations are responding.
“‘There’s a very deep history of very gendered, racist depictions of Asian American women’ — Dr. Melissa May Borja scholar explains why it’s impossible to separate anti-Asian hate from the March 16 Atlanta-area shootings that left 6 Asian women dead
“I would love for us to not just think about the most extreme version of racism or sexism—which is the murders that we saw this week—but also think about it on a continuum of racialized misogyny and anti-Asian hate that we’ve seen expressed in a variety of ways over the course of the pandemic.”
WILL, an Illinois Public Media NPR Station, interviews Dr. Melissa Borja and Catherine Shieh, an anti-hate training coordinator, about hateful incidents past and present.
April Baer, host of Michigan Radio’s Stateside, interviews Dr. Melissa May Borja about naming the violence – and the fear – Asian Americans are living with during the pandemic.