This fall, a commemorative event in downtown Los Angeles marked the 150th anniversary of the lynching of 18 Chinese men and boys by mobs-one of the largest such killings in American history.
The most recent commemoration is a year of many similar commemorations blooming all over the United States. During the pandemic, anti-Asian hate crimes surged, but it also sparked interest in understanding the long and long hidden history of this prejudice.
host: Gustavo Arellano
guest: Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times columnist