Over 200 people attended “Breaking Silence: A Public Forum on Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racism” over Zoom on May 5, prompted by the national conversations around the increase in hate incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
#OPINION With all that happened in 2020, it’s easy to overlook some valuable lessons we can take away from both our collective and individual experiences. We must understand how challenges that may seem independent from one another are connected.
Edited by Tim Giorlando. News reports on the decision for Fall classes to be in-person, with residence halls near full capacity. Also covered is the Student Covid-19 vaccines on-campus, with the hold on second doses for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Editors discuss expansion for vaccine eligibility in New York State, how Stony Brook student organizations are responding to xenophobic attacks against the Asian community and Mark Cuban’s decision to cease playing the national anthem at Dallas Maverick basketball games.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, violence and blatant racism toward Asian people has skyrocketed. While people are becoming more aware of the issue, many are left wondering what can be done to support the Asian community.