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Two incidents of anti-Asian racism — the beating of an elderly grandfather in a San Francisco park and the harassment of a mourning son in a New York pharmacy — reveal an ugly side of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the first of three episodes reporting on Asian American responses to anti-Asian hate incidents. Share your thoughts on the stories with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Produced by James Boo
- Edited by Julia Shu
- Sound mix by Timothy Lou Ly
- Reporting and production assistance by Prerna Chaudhary
- Interview recordings by Sonia Paul
- Self Evident theme music by Dorian Love
- Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound
- Sound effects by Soundsnap
Shout out to
- Cynthia Choi at Chinese for Affirmative Action SF for her help with research and reporting
- Sojung Yi and Charles Wang for sharing their stories with us and with the rest of the world
- Our intern Prerna, who learned roughly two million new skills to help us report, produce, and edit this episode
Resources and Reading
- To report a micro-aggression, bullying, hate speech, harassment, or violence incident, fill out a form at Stop AAPI Hate (multiple languages provided).
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice’s Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources to Stand Against Racism
- Bystander Intervention Trainings To Stop Anti-Asian/Xenophobic Harrassment by Hollaback!
- I’m an Asian American doctor on the front lines of two wars: Coronavirus and racism by Sojung Yi, for The Lily
- Asian Americans Face Dual Challenges: Surging Unemployment and Racism By Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil and Kimmy Yam, for NBC News
- “As anti-Asian hate incidents explode, activists push for aid” by Anh Do, for the Los Angeles Times
Self Evident is a Studitobe production, made with the support of our listener community. This episode was made with support from the Solutions Journalism Network, and from the National Geographic Society’s Emergency Fund for Journalists. Our show was incubated at the Made in New York Media Center by IFP.