Cleveland Scene, March 27, 2021
Excerpt from the article:
“Tessa Xuan couldn’t sleep the night a gunman murdered eight people, six of them Asian women, at three Atlanta spas.
Xuan is the co-director of OPAWL, a feminist grassroots group of Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Ohio. She’s one of several Asian American leaders in the Cleveland area who’ve been sounding the alarm on anti-Asian discrimination for years.
For Xuan and many Asian Americans, the deadly events of March 13 felt like an inevitable culmination of increased anti-Asian hate and violence amid the coronavirus pandemic. While discrimination against Asians in America is nothing new, scapegoating and racialization of the coronavirus made Asian Americans prominent targets in the past year.”