From: We Need To Talk

Why is anti-Asian sentiment rising in the US? | We Need To Talk

“In my lifetime, I was subjected to the same kind of hate and racism and hysteria – a toxic mix – just because we happened to look like the people that bombed Pearl Harbor. It happens consistently throughout American history and now it’s happening again.”

In We Need To Talk, Malika Bilal speaks to actor and activist George Takei on the rising of anti-Asian sentiment in the US and the upcoming 2020 election.

We Need to Talk is Al Jazeera Digital’s flagship interview show that engages newsmakers, politicians, scholars and activists in conversation about issues at the core of the upcoming 2020 United States elections. Bilal is an award-winning journalist who has interviewed heads of state and other global leaders at the network.