Language and labels are important parts of understanding your gender and knowing how to be affirming and supportive of other people’s genders — but they can also be confusing.
There are so many gender terms out there, many of which overlap. Some also have definitions that shift over time or across different sources of information.
Thanks to the internet, we have more access to information, education, and visual representations of diverse genders — but comprehensive and inclusive resources about gender as a concept and this aspect of identity are still lacking.
Here, we attempt to bridge this gap by breaking down what many of these terms mean and how to use them.
One LFJ award winner shares the conversation she started with students the day after the attacks in Atlanta and recommends resources anyone can use to teach about Asian American history and identity.
Since the start of the global pandemic in March 2020, StopAAPIHate, a center that tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment and child bullying against the API community, has reported over 3,700 firsthand accounts of anti-Asian hate from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For New York, the state’s hate crime task force noted a nine fold increase in investigated incidents in 2020 compared to the previous year.
As the U.S. continues its battle against COVID-19, it is also battling a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. A recent report found that hate crimes against Asian Americans in major U.S. cities surged by nearly 150 percent in 2020 —even as the number of overall hate crimes fell. Stephanie Sy looks at how the violence has marred one community, and how they are coming together in its wake.
What has contributed to the surge in racism and hate crimes towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and how can the issue be addressed?
PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz, AAPI activist Helen Zia and Rise founder Amanda Nguyen took your questions and discussed the history of AAPI hate crimes and how communities are responding now.