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Race Epidemic -

THE RACE EPIDEMIC examines another outbreak that intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic: racism against Asian Americans. Amid an increasingly politicized pandemic, growing public unease, and a former president repeatedly using the term "Chinese Virus," the country saw a sharp rise in harassment, attacks, and hate incidents against Asian Americans. Through interviews with authors, elected Asian American leaders, political consultants and others, the documentary examines how the lack of Asian American Pacific Islander representation impacted business leadership roles, entertainment, media and American politics. It also highlights how people of color in leadership roles benefit communities, especially younger generations, on both the local and national levels. By telling these stories, THE RACE EPIDEMIC seeks to open a dialogue on how the United States can take concrete steps toward overcoming hate and discrimination.

Series Website: https://theraceepidemic.com/

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