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Hokyoung Kim for #StopAsianHate @Medium

Who Counts as Asian, and What Counts as Anti-Asian Hate?

Indians and Pakistanis classify themselves as Asian, yet other Americans, including other Asian Americans, are significantly less likely to do so

While national origin groups subsumed under the Asian rubric do not share a common language, ethnicity, culture, or religion, the definition is born of centuries of legal exclusion in the United States that denied U.S. citizenship to immigrants from Asian countries.



#StopAsianHate is a blog from Medium chronicling the xenophobia and anti-Asian racism that plagues America. With essays from the AAPI community and beyond, it’s a space for readers and thinkers to explore the joys, challenges, and complexities of the Asian American experience.

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Jennifer Lee and Karthick Ramakrishnan

Jennifer Lee is the Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Social Sciences @Columbia | Karthick Ramakrishnan is Professor of Public Policy @UCRiverside