The national security implications of anti-Asian racism
Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month is a time to commemorate and honor the contributions of the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community to the history, culture, and politics of the United States. Yet it is also a time to reflect on the struggles of the AAPI community to gain acceptance in American society. Those struggles have only intensified during the pandemic, as hate incidents targeting the AAPI community have risen precipitously. There is now growing recognition that these incidents, paired with pervasive anti-AAPI rhetoric by prominent leaders and commentators, have strained America’s social cohesion and tarnished America’s international image. While the Biden administration has taken action to combat anti-AAPI violence, the trend lines of anti-Asian racism inside the United States remain troubling. What more can be done to address anti-Asian bias?
On May 11, the Brookings Institution hosted a webinar panel discussion with leading experts, followed by a fireside chat between Brookings President John R. Allen and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), to unpack the implications of the rise in anti-AAPI hate incidents, explore how they affect America’s global standing, and suggest ways to combat this pernicious trend.
Viewers can submit questions by emailing email@example.com or via Twitter at #AAPI.
Jeffrey A. Bader
Nonresident Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center
Co-Executive Director - Chinese for Affirmative Action
Co-founder - Stop AAPI Hate
Adrian De Leon
Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity - University of Southern California
Associate Professor of History - Occidental College
Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, John L. Thornton China Center
The Michael H. Armacost Chair
Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies
Nonresident Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School
John R. Allen
The Hon. Stephanie Murphy
(D-Fla.) - U.S. House of Represenatatives
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