It’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and My Life Is Still in Danger

Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are consistently underrepresented in leadership positions and underpaid even with higher qualifications—a phenomenon known as the bamboo ceiling. In the meantime, Anti-AAPI hate, correlated with racialized rhetoric about the coronavirus, rose by 339 percent in 2021—over two times the rise in 2020 of 124 percent.