A People’s History of Asian America

Why “The China Virus” Has Always Been A Part Of U.S. History

Episode 1 | 9m  | Video has closed captioning.

This term emerged in the 2020 pandemic and became normalized by pundits, politicians, and even the president, exacerbating racism and violent experiences. Hosts Dolly and Adrian make the argument that the xenophobic sentiment that Asian people are invasive, a “China Virus,” has always existed as a concept in America, and has resulted in a cycle of violence that dates all the way back to the 1800s.

Aired: 05/06/21

Rating: NR


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