Two years ago, our servers at the Asian American Journalism Association briefly crashed as news organizations and others downloaded our guidance on how to responsibly cover the murders of six Asian women in Atlanta.
It was a deeply painful time, another violent expression of centuries-old racism against Asians and Asian Americans. From the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to Japanese incarceration camps during WWII and the murder of Vincent Chin in 1982, the story of Asians in America has been framed by racism. Journalism has long been part of the problem, perpetuating stereotypes and manufacturing threats.
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