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American history is filled with politicians, journalists, organizers, and citizens claiming they don’t have a racist bone in their body

Uncle Sam’s boot kicks a Chinese immigrant off a dock as part of an anti-Chinese immigration campaign, 1905. Illustration: Puck/Library of Congress


The Atlanta shootings were a culmination of centuries of hypersexualization of Asian women

A photo of a young, Asian woman in winter clothes
A photo of a young, Asian woman in winter clothes
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Doing so only hurts both the Black and Asian communities

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