The Observer recently spoke with Wu about the spike in prejudice against Asian Americans.
Texas Observer: The FBI recently warned of a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans by people who blame them for COVID-19.
You have to understand that this is an issue the Asian American population has been struggling with since the dawn of Asian American community.
It’s something that’s deeply, deeply hurtful, and across political spectrums in the Asian American community, we deeply resent this language that Chinese Americans and Asian Americans are always loyal to their home country.
I really want to point us back to this idea, this concept, this way of thinking, that says basically Asian Americans are not Americans.