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Anti-Asian Racism: Home
Anti-Asian racism is not new; it has been a devastating fact of life for millions of Canadians for over a century. However, the rhetoric around the origins of the COVID-19 coronavirus has led to a marked increase in anti-Asian violence and racist incidents in Canada and abroad. Use the resources below and from the College to learn more about the impact of anti-Asian racism, and what you can do to help fight it.
Shot in Vancouver and Toronto schools, the film features teens from a variety of backgrounds. The students speak from personal experience, providing a startling look into the average high school--a place where the kids themselves create de facto segregation by hanging out only with others of the same colour.
Filmmaker Karen Cho travels from Montreal to Vancouver to uncover stories from the last survivors of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act, a set of laws imposed to single out the Chinese as unwanted immigrants to Canada from 1885 to 1947. Through a combination of history, poetry and raw emotion, this documentary sheds light on an era that shaped the identity of generations.
The bombing of the American naval base at Pearl Harbor thrust 9-year-old Minoru Fukushima into a world of racism so malevolent he would be forced to leave Canada, the land of his birth. Like thousands of other Japanese Canadians, Minoru and his family were branded as an enemy of Canada, dispatched to internment camps in British Columbia and finally deported to Japan.
This short documentary portrays an actor's perspective on ethnocentrism and systemic racism in the entertainment industry. Made as part of the Work for All project in 2006, an NFB and HRSDC-Labour initiative to combat racism in the workplace.
This documentary tells the personal story of filmmaker Jari Osborne's father, a Chinese-Canadian veteran. She describes her father's involvement in World War II and uncovers a legacy of discrimination and racism against British Columbia's Chinese-Canadian community. Sworn to secrecy for decades, Osborne's father and his war buddies now vividly recall their top-secret missions behind enemy lines in Southeast Asia. Theirs is a tale of young men proudly fighting for a country that had mistreated them.
"Too Asian?" Racism, Privilege, and Post-Secondary Education by Jeet Heer (Editor); Michael C. K. Ma (Editor); Davina Bhandar (Editor); R. J. Gilmour (Editor)The now notorious Maclean'sarticle "Too Asian?" from the magazine's 2010 campus issue has sparked a national furor about race in Canadian higher education. Since the founding of the federal policy of multiculturalism, Canadians have prided themselves on their ability to integrate diversity into a broader multicultural environment, but the often heated discussions about race point to fissures in this national project. This collection uses the controversy about the Maclean'sarticle as a flashpoint to interrogate issues about race and representation on Canadian campuses and what it means for students and learning across the country.
February 11 2021, Anti Anti-Asian Socialist Club Episode 11. Doug explains the history of contemporary anti-asian violence, which has risen to an alarming rate in the wake of Covid. Doug and Felicia discuss the role white supremacy has played in conceiving and attributing anti-Blackness to Asian American communities as a divide and conquer strategy, and the path forward after a string of escalating and violent attacks against Asians, specifically Asian elders, in American cities.
March 18 2021 episode of Add To Cart. Feeling emotional, raw, and angry in the wake of the Atlanta shootings, SuChin and Kulap felt an urgency to share their unfiltered thoughts. Six of the 8 people that were murdered in Atlanta on March 16th were Asian women. This special episode delves into how centuries of anti-Asian rhetoric and laws, sexualization of Asian women, and white supremacy have impacted them, their families, and our society. Plus, how we can all start to educate, advocate, and activate to dismantle this harmful system.
March 10 2021 episode of Asian America. Given the appalling 1,900% increase today in racism aimed at Asian Americans, Fong and Kemp chose to have an in-depth conversation not only about the pandemic-induced racism focused on Asian Americans, but also about the oft-ignored dark chapters of America’s history where Asian Americans have suffered and died....
March 18 2021 episode of The Daily. The pandemic has precipitated a rise in anti-Asian violence in the U.S. However, the full extent of this violence may be obscured by the difficulty in classifying attacks against Asian-Americans as hate crimes.
Self Evident is where we tell Asian America’s stories to explore what it really means to claim America today. Each episode presents an in-depth story or conversation from specific communities within the Asian diasporas in America. We bring Asian American voices into the national conversation like they’ve never been heard before — across generation, across cultures, and across class.
ACT or Asian Canadians Together is a coalition of citizens and community groups concerned about rising and escalating anti-Asian sentiment. We are committed to providing support to the community and addressing Covid-19 related racism by providing recommendations to institutions on how to tackle systemic racism.
OUR MISSION: To provide an anonymous and safe reporting environment for Canadians of Asian ancestry experiencing anti-Asian attacks. To consolidate public resources in an accessible format to victims. To utilize reported data for actionable change.