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There are 12 comments on POV: What We Need to Do to End Anti-Asian Racism

  1. What We Need to Do to End Anti-Asian Racism? Good question…

    1. Remind people that South Asians are Asians. Remind people that South Asians have also faced discrimination and racism in the US. The Asiatic Barred Zone Act (Immigration Act of 1917) and Asian Exclusion Act (Immigration Act of 1924) affected all Asians with the Asiatic Exclusion League effectively prohibiting and targeting all Asians. Excluding specific ethnicities in the discussion about anti-Asian is anti-Asian. The author is correct in stating that “anti-Asian racism is not new,” but falls into the anti-Asian trap by excluding and failing to recognize the historical discrimination and racism faced by other Asian groups. Unfortunately, the author and this article perpetuates anti-Asian racism.

    2. Yes. Asian-American history must be incorporated in the US History courses to inform students that Asians belong in the US and are part of the fabric of this country. Furthermore, Asian-American authors must be incorporated in US Literature or English courses.

  2. Thank you so much for this well-written piece which I more than a mere POV; I found that the embedded links raise the standard for the discussion.

  3. Thanks so much for your insightful article! What you suggest here is immensely instrumental and definitely feasible! I would only add that the media, where presentation and portrayal of the AAPI has been neglected and stereotyped, can and should be improved and increased so as to elevate visibility and subsequently awareness. Like you said, more engagement and involvement of the AAPI — in the media — would be helpful. Once again, thank you for your piece!

  4. The author of this made a mistake with the Chinese. I believe the author was trying to write “Mei Guk” which is America or beautiful country in Cantonese. However, the Pinyin of Mei was written as Mi which is incorrect. Also, the character for guk is incorrect. It’s supposed to be 国. In Mandarin, the Pinyin is “Mei guo”.

    1. The author did not make a mistake. The character for guk can be 國 (traditional character). She is not writing in Chinese but in Korean, which uses traditional Chinese characters. As a result, “Mi” and “Guk” is correct.

  5. Very insightful article that shows the problems we still have with race in the US. We need to use our past mistakes to pave a new path for a future free of racism. Ending the model minority myth and funding research for AAPI health should be a large priority in starting to end racism and create a more unified society

  6. Thank you for this extremely well-written article! I think the point of this article is to say that there is a lot of work to do. From disaggregating AAPI data, learning to love ourselves within the community, and working with other ethnic/minority groups to lift communities together to fight against unjust systematic practices. There should be absolutely no hate between minority populations or else no progress will happen.

  7. Such an important article. The statistics speak for themselves in terms of how divided the country is on the issue at hand. United is in the name of this country, yet it is evident we are far from united. The author brings to light these issues through her research and writing, which is crucial in fostering informed discourse. This is an imperative first step to bringing the nation together on the subject of racism. It is integral to the growth of this nation to open up conversations and address the struggles of the AAPI that have gone unnoticed.

  8. Thank you so much for writing this article. The way that you explained model minority and followed up with how it impacts mental health is something that more people need to understand. Mental health among Asian Americans is not something that is discussed regularly in most Asian American households. Bringing awareness to this is so important because it is overshadowed on the news or on social media by other news, so no one thinks twice about the pressure Asian Americans feel from their parents and their peers to fit in to the American culture or to excel in school. I personally have trouble bringing up mental health in my household since my immigrant parents were raised where mental health was almost pretended to not even exist. This leads to my issue on access to therapy or seeking help in the United States. An office I found through BU tried to charge me based on my household income, yet I would have to pay for my own therapy since I was not comfortable telling my parents despite my income being $0. There was no way for them to waive this fee or decrease it, even with insurance. This further leads to my belief that America and BU needs better resources for mental health.

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