An online roundtable with artists, activists, and scholars to discuss Anti-Asian racism during the pandemic.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has cast a shadow upon society in multiple dimensions. It is jeopardizing not only public health but also the shared value of social justice, equality, and open society. The surging Anti-Asian hate across the globe is a major symptom of this pandemic, and the Netherlands is not exempt from it. Dutch residents of Asian descent have been subject to shocking physical and verbal attacks. Blatant displays of racism in mainstream media such as Radio 10’s ‘Prevention is better than Chinese’ (title is play on words for ‘Chinese’ and ‘cure’, which sound similar in Dutch) have stirred up angry responses from Dutch-Asian communities.
The roundtable is moderated by KITLV researcher Esther Captain and organized by Framer Framed and Pan Asian Collective.