In the aftermath of the attacks, Hu Kinney saw a lot of “shattered innocence” from people processing the horror online.
“A common response from well-intentioned people was that folks could not believe that something like this could have happened,” Hu Kinney said.
To Richards, the incident could serve as a flashpoint for learning how the Asian American experience folds into the fight against white supremacy.
To Hu Kinney, this can be an opportunity for people to learn about Asian American histories that don’t get taught in our schools.
“It’s about East Asian belonging and this kind of interesting place that a lot of Asian Americans inhabit of hyper visibility and simultaneous invisibility,” Hu Kinney said.