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A Reading List to Understand Anti-Asian Racism in America.

Hate crimes against Asian Americans go back centuries.

We asked experts which books to read to understand the history.

By Constance Grady, VOX

America’s Long History of Scapegoating its Asian Citizens
By Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, History & Culture
Article includes a pictorial timeline of racism against Asians in America.

Asian Americans

PBS, Watch for free here.

A five-part docuseries covering 150 years of AAPI history in America, offering a deeper understanding

of the roots of discrimination against Asian minorities in the U.S. Filmmakers include Academy Award

nominee Renee Tajima-Peña (Who Killed Vincent Chin?)

A Brief Timeline of Anti-Asian Discrimination and Violence in America

Joy Lin, Instagram

Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion

New York Historical Society Museum & Library

Based on the exhibit at the New York Historical Society in 2014, this online resource “chronicles the complex history of the Chinese in America—the challenges of immigration, citizenship, and belonging that shaped both the Chinese American experience and the development of the United States as a nation.”


Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion

Classroom Materials for the Exhibition

New York Historical Society Museum & Library

Chinese American history presented through timelines, historical photographs, articles, and documents.

Download the PDF file document here.

MOCA: Remember, Record, Respect: History of Anti-AAPI Violence and Discrimination

Video of the historical roots of anti-AAPI racism since 1882.

Produced by Museum of the Chinese in America and attached

to its statement in response to racism against AAPIs


Website with information regarding hate crime incidents against AAPI community, including a digital map

of incidents and resources for support.

Webinar Series on the "China Initiative" and Civil Rights of Chinese Americans

APA Justice and Partner Organizations

This webinar series examines the ramifications of the "China Initiative" on the civil rights and security of Chinese Americans,

Chinese immigrants, and Chinese Nationals working in the U.S., as well as the broader consequences for the American society.

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