This week in The SituAsian Room, Emilie and Zach “Dish It Out” with more Asian cuisines from their cultures, talk about ICE’s new regulations* to …
The new surge in hate towards Asians and Asian Americans is based on the premise that Asian Americans cannot be equated to a real American. We’ll always be foreigners, despite our birthplace, citizenship status, and contributions to society, and culture. The idea that people of Asian descent cannot be American stems from the notion that to be “ethnically” American, you must be Black or White. Nevermind that I was born in Pennsylvania, miles from Independence Hall and I’ve never left the country. For those in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI), and many in the Latinx community, we’re left out of the picture of what an American looks like.
We discuss the origins of the Model Minority Myth, how it impacts the AAPI community today, and we share our own experiences with it.
With the rise of coronavirus, it feels like we’re back to square one. We’ve become attached to the pandemic.
Welcome to The SituAsian Room: an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Podcast! Introducing your hosts, Emilie Villaverde & Zach Ng 🙂