Contextualizing Anti-Asian Racism in the United States: Then and Now

Posted on: March 23, 2021

The JMU Libraries stands in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) colleagues, students, neighbors, family members, and friends. We recognize the longstanding, deep roots and harmful impact of anti-Asian rhetoric, discrimination, and misinformation in our country, and are sorrowed by the rise of xenophobic harassment, violence, and fear we have seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also recognize the ways that Asian and AAPI women face a culture of objectification and violence, as do other women of color.

Members of our Libraries Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion prepared a virtual book display in response to the tragic murders in Atlanta this week and the recent increase in hateful acts against Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Asian people in the US. This resource includes digital media as well as print materials available from the JMU Libraries. Please use these resources to learn more about Asian American cultures, histories, and perseverance in the United States.

As of Friday, March 19, 2021, we are still adding resources to this display.

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