Listen: This Is Why It Was Easy For Americans To Ignore Anti-Asian Violence Before The Atlanta Shootings
“Being Asian in America also means being invisible. We’re taught growing up to keep our heads down. That If you work hard enough, you will survive. But that also means our pain has gone unacknowledged.”
Welcome to another episode of BuzzFeed Daily!
On today's episode:
1. Today we talked with BuzzFeed News reporter Venessa Wong about the growing trend of violence against Asian-Americans we’ve seen since the start of the pandemic. She wrote an incredibly personal and painful piece: “My Life Was Shaped By Anti-Asian Racism. I Can’t Hide My Pain Anymore.”
She started working on this piece long before a white man shot and killed eight people, six of them Asian women, in massage parlors in the greater Atlanta area last week. Listen to hear Venessa explain how the facts of that case underscore everything she had already been writing about--especially the fact that it had been easy for Americans to ignore the surge of anti-Asian violence taking place.
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