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www.wbez.org: Renee Tajima-Peña Discusses Her PBS Series ‘Asian Americans’ And Her Chicago Roots

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“Asian Americans” is streaming for free on PBS until June 8.

Part 2 of the series highlights the impact of the 1982 murder of Vincent Chin, which you documented in your film, Who Killed Vincent Chin?

(Courtesy of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA)Many are comparing the scapegoating of Asian Americans for the coronavirus pandemic to the racism towards Asian Americans during the time of Vincent Chin’s murder.

And our generation of Japanese Americans and Asian Americans were just really being awakened.

Kay Uno, pictured testifying above, is featured in Episode 2 of ‘Asian Americans.’ (Courtesy of Northeastern Illinois University archives)Renee Tajima-Peña is the series producer of Asian Americans.

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