A People’s History of Asian America

Where Did The “Asian Fetish” Come From?

Episode 2 | 7m 35s  | Video has closed captioning.

Dolly and Adrian examine the 2021 Atlanta mass tragedy, reconciling it with the existence of the 1875 Page Act that explicitly banned “immoral" Chinese women. Dolly interviews scholars who study race & gender to learn about how orientalism has shaped the West’s understanding of both Asian men and women, and how we can learn from Black feminists about combating these dangerous stereotypes.

Aired: 05/13/21

Rating: NR


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