EDITORIAL

Reckoning with Asian America

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Science  02 Apr 2021:
Vol. 372, Issue 6537, pp. 8
DOI: 10.1126/science.abi6877

Summary

It took the mass murder of six Asian women in Atlanta last week to draw national attention to what Asian Americans have been warning about since the wake of the pandemic: anti-Asian violence. The incident reflects an under-recognized history of anti-Asian violence and discrimination in this country that dates back more than 150 years. This needs to change. Asian Americans must become central to the discourse on race in America. For the country to “care” about the outcry by Asian Americans, the public needs to understand how America got to this point.

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