A Look At Anti-Asian Violence One Year After The Atlanta Shootings : Consider This from NPR It's been one year since a white man opened fire at three spas in the Atlanta area killing eight people — six of whom were Asian women.

Since the beginning of the pandemic there has been an alarming rise in hate crimes against Asian people in America, and a majority of the victims are women.

Harmful stereotypes of Asian Women play a huge role here — often portrayed in pop culture as demure, exotic, hyper sexualized, or carriers of disease.

CNN journalist Amara Walker discusses what it feels like to live with these stereotypes and the threat of violence as an Asian American woman.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

A Look At Anti-Asian Violence One Year After The Atlanta Shootings

A Look At Anti-Asian Violence One Year After The Atlanta Shootings

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Demonstrators in Times Square marching one year ago during a protest against Asian hate after eight people, six of whom were Asian women, were killed in three shooting incidents in the Atlanta area by a white man. Michael Nagle/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators in Times Square marching one year ago during a protest against Asian hate after eight people, six of whom were Asian women, were killed in three shooting incidents in the Atlanta area by a white man.

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It's been one year since a white man opened fire at three spas in the Atlanta area killing eight people — six of whom were Asian women.

Since the beginning of the pandemic there has been an alarming rise in hate crimes against Asian people in America, and a majority of the victims are women.

Harmful stereotypes of Asian Women play a huge role here — often portrayed in pop culture as demure, exotic, hyper sexualized, or carriers of disease.

CNN journalist Amara Walker discusses what it feels like to live with these stereotypes and the threat of violence as an Asian American woman.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Mia Venkat and Alejandra Marquez Janse. It was edited by Lee Hale, Fatma Tanis and Sarah Handel. Additional reporting in this episode from NPR correspondent Sandhya Dirks. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.