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Asian American Identity

Vox's home for coverage of the issues affecting Asian American communities.

“She hardly goes out”: Racism is keeping many Asian Americans from going to the doctor

Pandemic-related hate crimes against Asian Americans have left many feeling unsafe in public. The consequences of missed health care will have lasting effects.

Remembering Vincent Chin — and the deep roots of anti-Asian violence

Saving Face is a delightful queer rom-com — and a love letter to Asian moms

The Stop Asian Hate movement is at a crossroads

In the year since the Atlanta shootings, the Stop Asian Hate movement dramatically changed awareness of anti-Asian racism. Where does it go from here?

The danger of anti-China rhetoric

Why a new law requiring Asian American history in schools is so significant

Hate crime laws won’t actually prevent anti-Asian hate crimes

The Asian American wealth gap, explained in a comic

Seeing myself — and Asian American defiance — in Gilmore Girls’ Lane Kim

In many Asian American families, racism is rarely discussed

The many Asian Americas


The surprising reason behind Chinatown’s aesthetic

What does it mean to be Asian American?

The inadequacy of the term “Asian American”

Senate Democrats use Asian American hate crimes bill as key test of Republican obstruction

The spectacle of anti-Asian violence on Instagram

Asian news sites like NextShark brought attention to anti-Asian racism — at the cost of circulating graphic imagery.

What it’s like for Asian American family-owned businesses right now

Lawmakers, activists, and protesters are speaking out against anti-Asian hate

As police consider hate crime charges, Biden condemns violence against Asian Americans

The history of fetishizing Asian women

What we know about the victims of the Atlanta shootings

How the history of spas and sex work fits into the conversation about the Atlanta shootings

Anti-Asian violence is on the rise. Here are some ways you can help Asian Americans.

Claims of “sex addiction” are a distraction in the Atlanta killings

The Atlanta shootings can’t be divorced from racism and misogyny

A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America

“We’re both the comfortable and the afflicted”: What gets overlooked when we talk about anti-Asian racism

Asian American communities grapple with whether police are the right answer to recent attacks

“It’s un-American. And it must stop”: Biden denounces anti-Asian racism

The long history of anti-Asian hate in America, explained

Asian American lawmakers call for a hearing on anti-Asian racism

A wave of violent attacks renews focus on anti-Asian racism 

The challenge of combating fake news in Asian American communities