BTS Followers Mobilize to Denounce Anti-Asian Jokes Concentrating on the Boy Band

BTS Fans Mobilize to Denounce Anti-Asian Jokes Targeting the Boy Band

A parody of the Korean boy band BTS on Chilean television sparked an international backlash over the weekend that illustrated the power of the group’s many fans and the heightened sensitivity to racist, especially anti-Asian speeches worldwide. In a short sketch on the “Mi Barrio” show, which aired on the Mega Channel in Chile on … Read more

How Anti-Asian Exercise On-line Set the Stage for Actual-World Violence

How Anti-Asian Activity Online Set the Stage for Real-World Violence

Negative Asian American tropics have long existed online, but increased in March last year when parts of the United States were locked down due to the coronavirus. This month, politicians like Republican Paul Gosar of Arizona and Republican Kevin McCarthy of California used the terms “Wuhan virus” and “Chinese coronavirus” to refer to Covid-19 in … Read more