As the U.S. continues its battle against COVID-19, it is also battling a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. A recent report found that hate crimes against Asian Americans in major U.S. cities surged by nearly 150 percent in 2020 —even as the number of overall hate crimes fell. Stephanie Sy looks at how the violence has marred one community, and how they are coming together in its wake.
Hundreds gathered in downtown Detroit to speak out in public against violence and discrimination against the AAPI community.
One Detroit takes a look at what some Asian Americans are experiencing and how it connects to an incident here in Detroit nearly 40 years ago.
Databases are being compiled of reported racism against Asian Americans related to the pandemic, and among those keeping an eye on the situation in Metro Detroit are attorney Roland Hwang and Richard Mui with Asian Pacific Islander American Vote Michigan.
Christy talks with Ron Bartell, owner of Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles on Livernois Avenue, about how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting his business.
Norman Mineta rose in local politics in San Jose, California to become the first Asian American mayor of a major U.S. city, and later a member of Congress.
In this One Detroit report, we see how a traditional Japanese New Year’s celebration involving the pounding of rice is being replicated at a metro Detroit community center.
The Registry profiles veterans who served in the secret Military Intelligence Service (M.I.S.). Thousands of Japanese Americans volunteered for join the M.I.S. to serve and interpreters and interrogators.