Did Fetishising Asian Women Lead To A Mass Shooting?

The Quicky

Did Fetishising Asian Women Lead To A Mass Shooting?

Earlier this week eight innocent people were shot dead in Atlanta, six of whom were women from Asian backgrounds, allegedly killed by a young white man. 

Local police were keen to shut down any suggestions that the attack was racially motivated, but many Asian people say this is just another example of systemic racism that has accelerated during the pandemic.

The Quicky investigates whether hideous stereotypes may have led to this assault, and how a long history of crude assumptions and misconceptions about Asian women continues to cause serious harm.

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Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri


Patricia Park - Author of the novel RE JANE, and Assistant Professor of Literature at the American University in Washington D.C.

Dr Jessica Walton - Senior Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University in Melbourne


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