AAPI Discrimination

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Last week we heard about the experiences of AAPI students at UGA, but what about beyond campus? This week we'll hear from Asian Americans in Athens about their perspectives of growing up and grappling with the model minority myth, barriers they see in reporting discrimination, and their experiences as Asian Americans in Athens.

Athens News Matters: AAPI Discrimination in Athens

Mar 31, 2021
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As AAPI people continue to process the horrific events of last week's shootings in the Atlanta area that left eight, including six women of Asian descent, dead, AAPI Athenians talk about their concerns and experiences as data shows hate crimes and discrimination against Asian-Americans on the rise.

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