Beth Demme Blog

Experts say that hate against AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) communities has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, Steph and I are joined by my friend, Dr. Su Wang. Su and I grew up together in Pensacola, Florida. Su says that during those days, she tried to assimilate into the White community and sometimes felt embarrassed by her family’s Taiwanese roots. She now proudly serves as the Medical Director for the Chinese Medical Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey. Su shares honestly about what it has been like for her, her patients, and her family, in the wake of rising hate incidents targeted at Asian individuals. She also shares resources that can help anyone do their part to #StopAsianHate and helps educate us on the history of Asian Hate in the United States.

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  1. What does the term “Asian Hate” mean to you?
  2. How did it feel for you personally when the Atlanta massacre happened?
  3. Have you felt like you had to conform to external stereotypes? Which ones and how?
  4. How can you be part of stopping Asian hate?