Labor Notes’ Saurav Sarkar spoke with New York City teacher Annie Tan on March 23 about the rise in anti-Asian racism with the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic.
That led to a big pan-Asian American movement of people who rallied around Vincent Chin.
Your family’s tragedy made a real impact on both the Asian American movement and the labor movement.
People identified as Asian American for the first time because of the Vincent Chin case—many Asian American activists, including my fellow teachers, have told me how the Vincent Chin case affected them and how my family’s organizing helped others fight for change too.
If you could tell the non-Asian American worker one thing about what’s happening with Asian American communities right now, what would you say?