Asian Critical Theory in Understanding the Women Victims of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
Author: Isabel Sanguen Lee
Source: International Social Work, Volume 66, Issue 5, Page1578-1583, DOI10.1177/00208728221112727
Type of Publication: Article in a journal
Abstract: Asian critical theory provides a conceptual lens to understand how racism affects Asian Americans and their communities as a racially marginalized population. During the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-Asian crimes were witnessed at a heightened level and highlighted by the Atlanta massacre. Six out of eight victims were Asian women. The author calls for the utilization of Asian critical theory to elevate the conceptualization of their challenges and provide an analytical tool to interpret the Atlanta massacre. Within the global practice, this tailored approach grounded in the fieldwork and theory can help the immigrants and their rights in the global context.