February 20, 2021

February 21, 2021

This week on Matter of Fact, we meet a group of young activists leading the charge against Anti-Asian American violence in the Bay area. They’re fighting a spike in attacks against  Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, that have been on the rise since the start of the coronavirus pandemic last spring. This is just latest in hared against the Asian American community. In 1982, two white men beat Vincent Chin to death. He was Chinese, but they blamed him for the rise Japan’s auto industry, while America lost manufacturing jobs. Soledad O’Brien talks to Helen Zia, who was a journalist during that time, before becoming the spokesperson for the Justice for Chin campaign. And, a retired mother of two determined to mount an Olympic comeback. We follow her quest for a spot on the women’s USA gymnastics team.

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