Anti-Asian Hate, Violence, and Discrimination

By Samantha Monterroso |

“Hate crime legislation alone is not going to solve our problems,” said Janelle Wong, professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, Wong discusses anti-Asian violence and discrimination in America with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy.

According to her profile, Wong, “focuses on affirmative action and other Asian issues in her numerous publications and trajectory. She was in the Departments of Political Science and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, and received her PhD in 2001 from the Department of Political Science at Yale University.  Her research areas include Asian American Studies, Race and Politics, immigration, and Political Attitudes and Behavior.” 

“Joining this episode on Policy Chats was a great opportunity to hear Dr. Janelle Wong speak about violence, discrimination, and racial bias the AAPI Asian American community is currently facing,” said Jenny Chen, a second-year MPP candidate who served as co-host for the episode. “These issues are important to discuss because informing the public about the increasing number of Anti-Asian incidents can help raise awareness for the community and lead to policy action.”

Launched in 2020, the UCR School of Public Policy podcast series explores current public policy issues with guests from throughout the policy world. Episodes are accessible via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Anchor. More information is also available through the UCR School of Public Policy podcast page.