Coronavirus is all over the headlines these days. Accompanying those headlines? Suspicion and harassment of Asians and Asian Americans.
Our colleague Gene Demby, co-host of NPR’s Code Switch podcast, explains that this is part of a longer history in the United States of camouflaging xenophobia and racism as public health and hygiene concerns. Featuring the work of historian Erika Lee, author of “America For Americans: A History Of Xenophobia In The United States.”
Check out Code Switch‘s full digital story and podcast episode.
And pick up a copy of Erika Lee’s book America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States.
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