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Self Evident: Hate Goes Viral

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We take a look at the ongoing rise in hate incidents against Asians in the U.S., a long-running history of anti-Asian racism, and a new push by Asian Americans — especially in underserved communities — to expose and overcome this ugly side of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode (the first of a three-part series by Self Evident), we hear the stories of these two Asian Americans on the frontlines of anti-Asian hate. Then, with a little help from researcher and activist Melissa Borja, we unpack the impact of these hate incidents and how Asian Americans are responding to them across the country.

Image Caption: Sojung Yi, Charlie Wang, and Melissa Borja

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  • Sojung Yi, Resident Physician in Emergency Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital and UCSF Hospital
  • Charlie Wang, Photographer
  • Melissa Borja, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Leader of the Virulent Hate Project, and Contributing Researcher to Stop AAPI Hate


Self Evident Staff:

  • Produced by James Boo
  • Edited by Julia Shu
  • Sound Mix by Timothy Lou Ly
  • Interview Recordings by Sonia Paul
  • Reporting and Production Assistance by Prerna Chaudhary

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Fanny Wang

Making Contact Staff:

  • Executive Director: Sonya Green
  • Staff Producers: Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani

Music Credit:

  • “Hiatus (Instrumental Version)” by King Sis
  • “No Cause” by Cody High
  • “Vitamins” by Timothy Infinite
  • “Red Red Shoes” by Czar Donic
  • “Que Sera (Instrumental Version)” by Nico Rengifo
  • Johnny Ripper by San Soucis

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Author: Radio Project

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