#60 – Stop AAPI Hate with Dr. Russell Jeung

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2 March 2020

The past year has been difficult for everyone. The constant fluidity in our lives, concern for family members, and trying to maintain some type of normalcy have all been challenging. But if you are an Asian American, you are facing intense scrutiny, bullying, and crimes.

Unfortunately, the backlash against Asian American Pacific Islanders has risen with the political climate of phrases such as “Kung Flu” and ‘China Virus”.

It is such an honor to have Dr. Russell Jeung, professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, join me in the studio this week to discuss how Asian Americans are being bullied and what we can do about it.

Teaching our children to appreciate and embrace physical and cultural differences is crucial for a homogeneous society.

As an AA, I’m saddened to watch the increased violence and hatred among any group of people, but especially those from my heritage. This is a learning opportunity for everyone. For Asian Americans to teach about our culture, and our hopes and dreams. For those who want to understand, be inclusive, to embrace our differences, this episode is for you.

Dr. Jeung is a rock star in his work and has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, KTLA, and Time magazine to name a few.

Time Stamps:

2:09 – Introduction of Dr. Russell Jeung
5:02 – AAPIs, mental health, and COVID
6:30 – AAPI youth are disproportionately discriminated against
9:24 – 3 ways AAPIs are being attacked
14:08 – What can parents do to mitigate this hate
15:00 – How AAPI parents can talk to their children
16:49 – How non-Asians can talk to their children
18:27 – AAs and cyberbullying
23:40 – Women and girls being targeted more
24:17 – Help the Cause of Stop AAPI Hate
29:57 – Empower parents to empower their children
31:47 – Words of wisdom from Dr. Jeung


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