Grace Cepe and Justin Ayala

The mass shooting in Atlanta last Tuesday is a grim reminder of the systemic racism and misogyny that Asian Americans have experienced for generations. Since the first major wave of Asian immigration in the nineteenth century, Asians in the U.S. have continuously struggled to find their place in American society. From discriminatory policies, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, to today’s portrayal of Asians in the master narrative, Asian Americans have been stereotyped as slant-eyed evil outsiders with malicious intent (i.e., the perpetual outsider), the highly successful model minority, and, specifically to Asian womxn, hypersexual and submissive temptresses… continue reading.

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