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The Rise of Anti-Asian Violence

The Rise of Anti-Asian Violence

Renee Shaw talks with Representative Nima Kulkarni, Kentucky's only Asian-American legislator and writer, activist, and social entrepreneur Mae Suramek about the increase of harassment and violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Season 16 Episode 22 Length 27:32 Premiere: 03/28/21

Legislator and Activist Discuss a Troubling Trend

News of the recent shooting deaths of six women of Asian descent in the Atlanta area brought renewed focus to a troubling trend in American life over the past year: a stark increase in violence against Asian Americans.

According to the group Stop AAPI Hate, there have been some 3,800 acts of harassment and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since last March. Because the group relies of self-reported information from victims, Stop AAPI Hate says the actual number of incidents is likely far higher.

“These were crimes that may not rise to the level of something that would be defined as a hate crime in a particular statute,” says state Rep. Nima Kulkarni, Kentucky's only Asian-American legislator. “It might be online harassment, it might be somebody spitting on you, shoving you, calling you names on the street, discriminating against you in terms of service at a restaurant or employment.”

Kulkarni describes Asian Americans as “a more stoic group” that tends to avoid going to the police. She says that results in a lack of valuable data that can help law enforcement and criminal justice officials discern trends and patterns in such incidents, or track repeat offenders.

“There needs to be a much more concerted and deliberate effort to make it easier for communities to share information on how do you report this,” she says, “even if it’s not something that results in severe physical harm or injury.”

Kulkarni, who represents West Louisville and is an immigration attorney of Indian descent, says the Atlanta shootings are a culmination of year of vitriol against Asian Americans that stems from former Pres. Donald Trump labeling of COVID-19 as the “China virus” and “kung flu.” She says that’s an extension of the negative stereotypes and discriminatory attitudes that new arrivals here have endured for centuries.

“Immigrants generally are criminals, they’re here to steal your jobs, and they carry diseases,” says Kulkarni, referring to ingrained stereotypes. “It just has been something that has been lying under the surface, that isn’t really discussed, isn’t really seen every day, but is easily stoked.”

Teaching Children of Color Not to Live in Fear

When it came time to talk with her son about the Atlanta shootings, Mae Suramek wasn’t sure what to say. The Berea restaurateur and social activist of Thai descent realized she had avoided talking with her 13-year old about anti-Asian sentiment in the United States.

“I’ve had plenty of conversations about racism in America with him, but it hasn’t ever been a direct threat to him, so it was a different conversation,” says Suramek. “Like most parents of children of color, I think the one thing you want to make sure they know is that they have to rise above living in fear... We also have a responsibility to step up, to speak up, to speak out.”

It wasn’t just her son. Suramek says she also talked with her elderly mother, who makes daily visits to her late husband’s gravesite. She even bought her mother pepper spray to carry with her on those trips.

“Because especially now, I’m worried about her... her being a 72-year old Asian woman living in rural Kentucky,” says Suramek.

People of Asian or Pacific Island descent comprise about 1.7 percent of the state’s population, according to U.S. Census data. Although Kentucky has a hate crimes law, Kulkarni says it is “toothless.” It only applies to certain offenses, she says, and doesn’t protect women.

The Risks for Women of Color

Among the incidents reported to Stop AAPI Hate, women comprise 68 percent of the victims. The Asian American females killed in Atlanta worked at massage businesses, and news reports indicate the alleged gunman claims he was motivated by a sexual addiction, not race. (An additional woman and man of non-Asian descent also died in the shootings.)

“We can clearly see that Asian women and our elderly are just viewed upon as objects to be dehumanized,” says Suramek.

Kulkarni says it’s not the fault of the women who become the target of violence. Yet many females, especially those of color, she says, carry the burden of having to be cautious in ways that white men do not.

“We move in this space of tension and constant vigilance,” says Kulkarni. “I’m constantly aware of my surroundings. I try not to put myself in situations where I might be more exposed.”

That creates what Kulkarni describe as a kind of privilege among those Americans who never have to consider their racial, gender, religious, or sexual identities as they go about their daily activities.

“It doesn’t matter what community you come from, if it’s been marginalized, if it’s been discriminated against, if it sets you apart in any way from the white community, then you are moving in a space where you are always vigilant, and you’re always aware of this tension and of this potential for danger.”

A ‘Model Minority’

Both women bristle at the stereotype of the “model minority,” which has been used to describe immigrants who arrive in America with little but through hard work and perseverance become financially successful. Suramek says that stereotype is too often used to pit one minority group against another.

“It minimizes the role that racism plays on other struggling, marginalized communities,” says Suramek.

Kulkarni is quick to note that many Americans, especially Black Americans, face discrimination and harassment. She says the story of the United States is woven with subjugation of groups from Native Indian tribes, to enslaved people brought from Africa, to the latest immigrants.

“This history of discrimination and hatred, bigotry, and vitriol is different maybe for Asian American Communities, it might be different for the Latinx community, and it’s different for the Black community,” says Kulkarni. “We have to make sure that we stand together against bigotry and hatred no matter who it’s directed against because it could be you tomorrow.”

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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen History - S9 E14

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

Restaurateur and Chef Ouita Michel - S16 E31

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

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
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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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