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Anti-Asian Sentiment Before Covid-19 | Digital Democracies Institute

September 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

As many media accounts have recounted, Stop AAPI Hate reported that anti-Asian violence soared during the first wave of the 2020 COVID19 pandemic. From mid-March 2020 to the end of February 2021, 3,795 “Anti-Asian hate incidents” were reported to Stop AAPI Hate. North of the U.S. border in the Canadian province of British Columbia, “Anti-Asian hate crimes” reportedly increased by 717% in 2020. Focusing on recent developments in social media, this event will examine the longer historical context of anti-Asian violence, interrogating why and how sentiments such as “hate” and acts of violence committed by individuals have become the primary framework for understanding Asian racialization. Within this context, Grace Hong will speak about “Affect, Sentiment, and the Human: Love and Hate in a Time of Anti-Asian Violence”, and Lisa Nakamura will discuss “Women of Color and the Digital Labor of Repair”.


September 29, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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