Research shows that many children are aware of and make judgements based on race well before they reach kindergarten, so they could be absorbing the images they see in Dr. Seuss books (or elsewhere) more than their parents realize.
“The violence our communities experience every day won’t be solved by more police. It won’t be solved by more people crowding our prisons. Those structures have failed us, time and time again, and they are rooted in and upheld by the same white supremacy that fuels these attacks.”
In the wake of the horrific anti-Asian racism and hate crimes in Atlanta, we need to fight for community-led solutions to help us heal. Here are four.
In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.
This week: Deb Haaland and other historic secretary nominations are sworn into the Cabinet; Elliot Page becomes first openly trans man to pose on the cover of TIME; California ends cash bail for some defendants; New Zealand grants paid leave following miscarriage; and more!
I am not surprised that the acute anti-Asian sentiment festering during the pandemic and the historical objectification and “othering” of Asians, particularly women, in the U.S. has culminated in real-life ramifications. As an Asian woman, violence of this nature was already clear to me.
This list highlights just 25 of the young women and girls of color who are changing the cultural and political landscape.
With a diverse array of tactics like documentary filmmaking, community organizing, social media and photography, they are eschewing the old playbook and forging a new way forward. The next generation of leaders have arrived. Let’s meet them.
The hatred toward Asian American women fueled by right-wing groups online is now showing its physical manifestation—and Asian American women journalists are bearing the brunt. There’s been a clear rise in difficult and at times hateful treatment towards Asian American journalists, and women in particular.
The targeted murders of six AAPI women in Atlanta has jolted every fiber of my being. I am in deep pain and I am so exhausted, but I cannot be silent and not speak out against the racist, sexist treatment that AAPI women face.
Daoyou Feng, 44; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; Suncha Kim, 69; Soon Chung Park, 74; Xiaojie Tan, 49; Yong Ae Yue, 63. Their lives, along with customers Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, and Paul Andre Michels, 54, deserve to be respected and remembered in their full humanity, not reduced to the fantasies of their killer.
It’s been an extraordinary week of legislative victories for women’s equality—but also one of profound tragedy.
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced two critical measures, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The votes came the day after a murderous rampage in Atlanta that left eight people dead, six of them Asian American women.
Meet S. Mitra Kalita—CEO and co-founder of URL Media, a network of Black and Brown media organizations; and publisher of Epicenter NYC, which Kalita describes as a weekly newsletter “created to get my beloved community through the pandemic.”