Education Studies faculty director and sociologist Grace Kao was recently interviewed in WSHU NPR News following the killing of 8 people in Atlanta salons, including 6 Asian-American women and salon workers. In this interview, Professor Kao gives insight into her own personal experience as an Asian-American woman in the United States as well as tracing the history of racism and sexism against Asian-American women.
These businesses, which, I don’t think it’s relevant whether or not it was sexual in nature. But it does cater to a desire by some men to have some kind of contact with an exotic Asian worker.”
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Since the shooting, Professor Kao has been quoted in numerous articles about anti-Asian racism and sexism including The Wrap, The LA Times, The Finger Lake Times, KRON-4, CNN, Insider, USA Today, and The Washington Post.