Li and Yang, who’ve been friends since attending Rice University together, started Plum Radio after realizing there weren’t many media platforms for Asian American news and culture.
Texas Monthly spoke with Li and Yang about how to discuss race with Asian American family members and friends, the model minority myth, and more.
Texas Monthly: What is Plum Radio, and why is it important for Asian communities to discuss antiblack racism?
There is a desire to understand why when coronavirus hit, Asian Americans felt the racial sting and the backlash so strongly.
In addition to having these conversations and participating right now, what are ways we can keep our Asian American community accountable?