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May 21, 2021
AAPI: Anti-Asian Violence & Discrimination (with Janelle Wong)
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In this episode, Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park Janelle Wong talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about anti-Asian violence and discrimination in America.

About Janelle Wong:

Janelle Wong is Professor of American Studies and a core faculty member in the Asian American Studies Program. From 2001-2012, Wong was in the Departments of Political Science and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She received her PhD in 2001 from the Department of Political Science at Yale University. Wong is also a Senior Researcher at AAPI Data.

Learn more about Janelle Wong via https://amst.umd.edu/faculty/janelle-wong/

Podcast Highlights:

The research I do at AAPI data shows that many Asian Americans as well as people from other racial groups don't feel confident in or are reluctant to report a hate crime to law enforcement.

-        Janelle Wong on the topic of why hate crime data is not necessarily representative.

Ethnic studies programs and trying to institute more coursework and substantive content on not only Asian American history and engagement, but also in the kinds of discrimination Asian American communities have faced can be implemented at the local level...

-       Janelle Wong on the topic of what can be done at the local level to support the AAPI community.

Hate crime legislation alone is not going to solve our problems.

-       Janelle Wong on the topic of focusing on more than hate crime when discussing ways to help the AAPI community.


Janelle Wong (Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park)


Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador)

Jenny Chen (UCR MPP Candidate, Dean’s Ambassador)

Music by:

C Codaine



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This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/

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