AAJA Guidance on Atlanta Shootings, Asian American Journalists Association

March 17, 2021 AAJA Guidance on Atlanta Shootings Contact: Naomi Tacuyan Underwood, Executive Director / naomitu@aaja.

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Hasnain says:

While I’m still processing the terrible, racist shootings in Atlanta yesterday, I found this useful - not just for journalists, but for us everyday folk learning more about this so we can empathize. I’d known a bit superficially about the history of anti-Asian racism in the US but the more I learn the more horrified I get.

“Understand anti-Asian racism and invisibility. Racism against AAPIs is highly nuanced, complex, and has remained historically invisible, and includes a long history of hypersexualization of Asian women that is rooted in Westernized and colonial perceptions of Asia.

This is inextricably linked to harassment and sexualized violence against Asian women. Women of Asian descent have reported 2.3 times more incidents of violence than AAPI men, according to a new Stop AAPI Hate report of nearly 3,800 hate incidents reported since March 2020. “

Posted on 2021-03-17T20:00:57+0000