I discuss the rise in hate crimes towards Asians and the Georgia killings with community/labor organizer Seo Yun Son and Professor of Sociology Julio Tsuha. We examine racist stereotyping of Asians, the model minority myth, racial triangulation, and the umbrella of White supremacy that binds all people of color.
Seo Yun Son (she/they) is an artist and community/labor organizer living in Los Angeles, California. She received her BFA in Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and is an organizer at amwa, Ktown For Black Lives, and AFT 1521.
Julio Tsuha is Professor of Sociology at Los Angeles Pierce College of the LA Community College District. Prior to this, he served as Executive Director of the Dolores Huerta Labor Institute. He decided to get his Ph.D. at UC Riverside after doing an internship with the AFL-CIO where his love for labor organizing and social justice activism were forged. He has been a union member and activist for the past 20 years.