Thousands of Asian-Americans have come forward to share their own experiences with racial prejudice.
Michael Luo, Deputy Metro Editor
The New York Times, October 18, 2016 —
Last week, Deputy Metro Editor Michael Luo wrote an open letter to the woman who yelled at him and his family to “go back to China.”
Since then, thousands of Asian-Americans have come forward to share their own experiences with racial prejudice.
Why did the letter resonate with so many?
What can be done to address this issue of “otherization” of Asian-Americans that was addressed in the letter?
What is the proper response to these kinds of incidents?
And is there a path forward?
New York Times journalists, experts and readers discussed these issues Tuesday in a live chat.
Welcome everyone. To get us started, here’s a video that we produced on #thisis2016 that has now been shared more than 110,000 times on Facebook.
Read the live chat here: Confronting Racism Against Asian-Americans [Live Chat October 18, 2016]