Before I even start, I want to say !!!TRIGGER WARNING!!! We will be talking about racism, hate crimes, recent attacks, sexual assault stuff, and other sensitive but real matters at hand.
Well, anywho, I got a new episode for you. . .but this time, it’s not gonna be a comedy thing. My friends Xtina, Jerome, and Erin will be joining me to talk about the recent hate crimes against Asian Americans Pacific Islanders.
In this episode, we talk about the “What about me?” mentality, racism within the AAPI community, try to figure out why there’s so much tension between other people of color and Asians, BLM vs AAPI, dealing with friends and family members who might not be so . . . nice, and everything else I mentioned or didn’t mention in the beginning.
I was super nervous about this recording because the subject just hits so close to home. I was so worried that I forgot to check my mic and lighting settings. I know it doesn’t excuse the shitty audio quality, but I’m sorry. I tried to fix it and spent almost 10 hours listening to the same 10 seconds repeatedly. Despite the recording being three hours long, I trimmed some stuff (which I will release as small clips).
So I hope y’all will, I guess, enjoy the show. Some stuff I want to mention: AWA was started in the Bay Area, I was wrong. And the importance of empathy and realizing the enemy is not one race but a system within America we have to change. We have to be careful not to weaponize our cause against anyone else; everyone’s experience is valid and their own. Below I linked a bunch of resources for more information. There are also sites where you can report hate crimes and get legal help.
If you have a story you would like to share, leave a comment down below….and you know, do the like and subscribe thing.
Asians With Attitudes Website:
Stop AAPI Hate Website:
OCA – Asian Pacific America Advocates Hate Crime Report:
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (A non-profit for legal help): https://www.napaba.org/
Asian American Bar Association of New York (if you want to get lawyered up?): https://www.aabany.org/page/933
Time: How to Help Combat Anti-Asian Violence –
Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Tell Your Story. Help Us Track Hate
CNN: Why Hate Crime Data Can’t Capture the True Scope of Anti-Asian Violence
PBS: What Advocates and Lawmakers Are Doing to Address Growing Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
00:00 – Intros
01:23 – Xtina and Jerome’s Thoughts on the Rise in AAPI Hate Crimes
05:30 – Who are the Asian Americans? Asian Identity Crisis in America
12:12 – Hate Crimes vs Crimes of Opportunity, Daniel Wu and W. Kamau Bell Interview
17:10 – Anti-Asian Redoric (Kung-Flu), Model Minority Myth Division, and Colorism within AAPI
30:00 – What About Me? BLM vs AAPI: Trying to Understand the Divide
39:00 – AAPI Identity: What does it mean to be Asian Asian American?
46:38 – Growing Up Asian American in Visalia/Central Valley and My Experience with Racism
53:45 – You Can’t Just Blame White People or Black, Brown, Whatever People for Problems
1:00:30 – Maybe AAPI Deserves This Hate, We Brought This Upon Ourselves?
1:04:47 – Education and Exposure to Different Races and Cultures are Important!
1:12:37 – Modifying Our Language for Racists and Sympathizers, The Spectrum of Racisms
1:22:09 – Combating AAPI Conservatism: Without Empathy, People Won’t Change
1:31:00 – Standing with the AAPI Community: Who is the Enemy of the AAPI Movement?
1:38:45 – What if You’re a Bystander Witnessing a Hate Crime? Asian With Attitude
1:44:16 – Erin Telling Us About His Experience at the Stop Asian Hate Rally in Oakland
1:51:42 – Touching on the Discrimination/Racism within the Asian American Community
1:54:26 – Fetishization of Asian Women (Incel Culture) and Emasculation of Asian Males
1:58:21 – The Fetishization of Asian Males (Twink Stereotype) in the LGBQ+ Community
2:06:29 – Asians With Attitude and Stop AAPI Hate Organizing and Rallying People
2:08:00 – Closing Thoughts and Saying Goodbye
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