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Chef and Activist Dan Wu

Chef and Activist Dan Wu

Host Renee Shaw continues her series of discussions about the increasing violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with Lexington chef, restaurateur and community activist Dan Wu who frequently speaks and podcasts on social justice issues.
Season 16 Episode 24 Length 27:52 Premiere: 04/11/21

A Mission to Build Cross-Racial Coalitions that Confront Injustice

The 2020 deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd at the hands of police caused Dan Wu to think more deeply about racism in America and engage in efforts for racial justice.

But when a gunman killed six women of Asian descent in the Atlanta area in late March, the Chinese-born Lexington restaurateur says he felt an unnamable anxiety. The victims weren’t from some other minority group. They had last names like his and they looked like his mother. Suddenly, Wu says racial violence hit home for him in a way that it never had before.

“I hate almost that it had to take that for me to get to that next level of feeling this is what it feels like to be targeted, to be hunted, to be victimized in this way,” he says. “Asian Americans have suffered from racism and discrimination... from the day we set foot in this country.”

Wu spoke about his experiences as part of a series of Connections conversations about an increase in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders over the past year.

A ‘Model Minority’

For a time in the mid-1800s, America welcomed Chinese immigrants to work in the California gold rush and on the Transcontinental Railroad. But after the Civil War, as the national economy struggled, public sentiment turned against Chinese-Americans. The men were blamed for taking jobs and depressing wages for white laborers, and Chinese women were seen merely as sex workers.

“The Asian woman in the history of America has always been an object of fetish, an object of desire, and also blamed as a seductress or someone who’s going to ruin the morals of the white man,” says Wu.

A series of federal laws restricted the number of Chinese who could immigrate to America from the late 1800s to the mid-1960s. Then the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 opened the door for countless people of Asian descent to come to the United States.

Wu’s own family was among the immigrants who benefitted from the new policy. He was eight years old when he and his parents came to the United States and eventually settled in Lexington, where his father worked at the University of Kentucky and opened a Subway sandwich shop.

In the decades since, Wu says Asians of many nationalities and cultures have come to be seen as a “model minority” in America, known for their intelligence, hard work, quiet reserve, and subservience. He says that allowed many Asian Americans to adopt a kind of conditional whiteness.

“You can get the benefits and the privileges and the trappings of whiteness if you stay down, you stay quiet, stay in your lane,” Wu says.

But in the process, Wu says Asian Americans have relinquished their autonomy and lost control of their cultural narratives. What’s worse, those sacrifices no longer protect them from racial violence, says Wu.

Showing Up for Each Other

There have been at least 3,800 acts of harassment and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since last year, according to a report from the group Stop AAPI Hate.

Some people blame former Pres. Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and his labeling of COVID-19 as the “China virus” for the increase in violence against Asian Americans. But Wu contends anti-Asian sentiment predates the pandemic and Trump.

“He has finally given permission for people to say out loud the things that they were thinking in their heads,” says Wu. “He’s amplified that kind of hatred and racism, and he’s normalized it, but he didn’t create any of these problems.”

Because people of Asian descent have such different backgrounds, Wu says they have a wide variety of immigrant stories. As a documented, educated, straight male, he says his immigrant experiences are different than what other Asians have endured after coming to America. His self-described “crazy crooked” life also includes an art studio degree from UK, a stint on the reality TV show MasterChef, and becoming a husband and father.

Despite being an entrepreneur and restaurant owner, Wu he says he lives with what he calls “micro-aggressions.” For example, he says people compliment his English even though he’s lived in the United States most of his life. As a successful person of color, he says he got used to downplaying those slights.

“In my mind was always we haven’t had it as bad as Black folks,” says Wu. “I feel stupid complaining that we’re being oppressed when other people are being killed on the street for no reason.”

But the rise in anti-Asian incidents has caused him to rethink the broader scale of racial violence in America. He penned an opinion piece for the Lexington Herald Leader describing his thoughts about how Americans love Asian culture and food, but don’t value Asian lives. He says he realized that white supremacy creates a scarcity of justice and economic opportunity for minority communities, which results in these marginalized groups competing against each other.

“It sometimes feels like if you give enough attention or give enough justice to Black folks, there’s not enough for me so I need to hoard mine,” he says. “Then suddenly we’re at odds when in fact we’re victims of the same system.”

Wu says systemic racism works exactly as intended when one marginalized group breathes a sigh of relief to have violence directed at a different marginalized group. Instead, Wu says people in all of those groups, whether Asian Americans, Black Lives Matter, or others, should work to unite against what he calls the “Oppression Olympics.” He also wants to shatter the myth of any group being a “model minority” since he says that only serves to subjugate those people and isolate them other individuals who experience their own forms of discrimination.

“I want people to wake up and realize that these are interconnected things and the only way we defeat this interconnected system is to interconnect ourselves,” says Wu. “Interconnect all these movements and all these groups and show up for each other.”

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Premiered On: 09/19/2014

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Kevin Chapman

Premiered On: 10/03/2014

Renee speaks with Kevin Chapman, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist who provides evidence-based treatment for anxiety and related disorders to clients in his private practice in Louisville. Dr. Chapman also specializes in Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention for OCD and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.

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Diane Follingstad - UK Women's Circle Endowment Chair

Premiered On: 10/10/2014

Renee speaks with Diane Follingstad, Ph.D., who became the inaugural Women's Circle Endowment Chair at the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women in 2008. Dr. Follingstad discusses her research in the area of intimate partner violence.

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Connections

Premiered On: 08/23/2020

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Premiered On: 10/24/2014

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  • Sunday July 31, 2022 11:00 am CT on KET

Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

  • Friday July 29, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 29, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 29, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 29, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 29, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 29, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

The Forgotten Minority - S9 E12

  • Thursday July 28, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 28, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 28, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 28, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 28, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 28, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Human Trafficking - S9 E11

  • Wednesday July 27, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 27, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 27, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 27, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 27, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 27, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Diabetes Prevention and Control - S9 E10

  • Tuesday July 26, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 26, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 26, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 26, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Innocence Project - S9 E9

  • Monday July 25, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 25, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday July 25, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 25, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday July 25, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 25, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Tom Shelton - Henry Clay Center - S17 E18

  • Sunday July 31, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 31, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday July 30, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday July 30, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 24, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday July 24, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday July 24, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 24, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 24, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday July 24, 2022 11:00 am CT on KET

Pop Culture and Commodification of Women - S9 E8

  • Friday July 22, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 22, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 22, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 22, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 22, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 22, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Ruth Brinkley - KentuckyOne Health - S9 E5

  • Thursday July 21, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 21, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 21, 2022 2:14 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 21, 2022 1:14 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 21, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 21, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Malcolm Ratchford - S9 E4

  • Wednesday July 20, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 20, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 20, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 20, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Roszalyn Akins - S9 E3

  • Tuesday July 19, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 19, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 19, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 19, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Betty Baye - S9 E1

  • Monday July 18, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 18, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday July 18, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 18, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday July 18, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 18, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Chelsea Ellis-Hogan - S17 E9

  • Sunday July 24, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 24, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday July 23, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday July 23, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 17, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday July 17, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday July 17, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 17, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 17, 2022 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday July 17, 2022 11:00 am CT on KET

William Turner - S17 E13

  • Sunday July 17, 2022 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday July 17, 2022 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday July 16, 2022 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday July 16, 2022 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday July 10, 2022 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday July 10, 2022 5:00 pm CT on KET2

Marcie Timmerman - Mental Health and Wellness - S13 E43

  • Friday July 15, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 15, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 15, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 15, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday July 15, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday July 15, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Tiffany Manuel - Affordable Housing - S13 E42

  • Thursday July 14, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 14, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday July 14, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday July 14, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy - S13 E35

  • Wednesday July 13, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 13, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 13, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 13, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 13, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday July 13, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Criminal Justice Reform - Cherise Fanno Burdeen - S13 E34

  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 1:59 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 12:59 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 5:29 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday July 12, 2022 4:29 am CT on KETKY

Dr. Donna Grigsby - S13 E28

  • Monday July 11, 2022 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 11, 2022 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday July 11, 2022 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 11, 2022 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday July 11, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday July 11, 2022 4:30 am CT on KETKY
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Season 16 Episodes

Filmmaker Elizabeth Helm-Frazier

S16 E37 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 08/01/21

Early Childhood Development Initiatives in Louisville

S16 E36 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 07/25/21

Kathy Werking and Jim Embry

S16 E35 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 07/17/21

Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack

S16 E34 Length 27:41 Premiere Date 07/11/21

Boone Co. Judge Executive Gary Moore

S16 E33 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 06/26/21

The Demands and Rewards of Fatherhood

S16 E32 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 06/20/21

Psychologist Julie Cerel

S16 E31 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 06/13/21

Restaurateur and Chef Ouita Michel

S16 E30 Length 27:56 Premiere Date 06/06/21

Sarah Taylor Vanover - Early Childhood Education

S16 E29 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 05/16/21

A Conversation with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell

S16 E28 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 05/09/21

Cynthia Knapek of Louisville Leadership Center

S16 E27 Length 27:35 Premiere Date 05/01/21

Vaccine Equity and Hesitancy

S16 E26 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 04/24/21

State Treasurer Allison Ball and Sharon Price

S16 E25 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 04/18/21

Chef and Activist Dan Wu

S16 E24 Length 27:52 Premiere Date 04/11/21

EKU Criminal Justice Professor Pete Kraska

S16 E23 Length 28:00 Premiere Date 04/03/21

The Rise of Anti-Asian Violence

S16 E22 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 03/28/21

Authors Prisha Hedau, Carly Muetterties and Maddie Shepard

S16 E21 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 03/21/21

Charles Booker

S16 E20 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 03/14/21

Mental Health and COVID-19

S16 E19 Length 28:39 Premiere Date 02/14/21

Community Activist Christopher 2X

S16 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 02/07/21

Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Keith Jackson

S16 E17 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 01/31/21

A Mission to End Institutional Racism in Kentucky

S16 E16 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 01/24/21

Celebrating the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

S16 E15 Length 28:33 Premiere Date 01/17/21

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

S16 E14 Length 27:06 Premiere Date 01/10/21

Caroline Randall Williams

S16 E13 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 12/20/20

Amy Luttrell and Adria Johnson

S16 E12 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 12/13/20

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

S16 E11 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11/22/20

Louisville Metro Police Interim Chief Yvette Gentry

S16 E10 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 11/15/20

Jecorey Arthur and Quintez Brown

S16 E9 Length 27:31 Premiere Date 11/08/20

Terrance Sullivan

S16 E8 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11/01/20

2020 Election Preview with Colmon Elridge and Tres Watson

S16 E7 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10/25/20

Beth Howard and Michael Harrington; Devine Carama

S16 E6 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 10/18/20

Nana Ama Aya Bullock and Muriel Harris

S16 E5 Length 28:26 Premiere Date 10/11/20

Betsy Johnson, Saundra Ardrey

S16 E4 Length 28:41 Premiere Date 10/04/20

Fabian Alvarez, Leyda Becker and Mercedes Harn

S16 E3 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 09/27/20

Devine Carama; Marjorie Guyon and Barry Darnell Burton

S16 E2 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 09/20/20

Marsha Weinstein

S16 E1 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 09/11/20

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