The History of Anti-Asian Discrimination, Racism, and Xenophobia – Interview with Prof. Linus Chan



In light of the recent spike in anti-Asian violence associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Vol. 40’s Rachel Pokrzywinski (Executive Editor) and Heather Chang (Editor-in-Chief) met with University of Minnesota Law School Professor Linus Chan to discuss the origins of violence against Asian people in the United States, the role of hate crime legislation, and how anti-Asian prejudices can be eliminated going forward.

Professor Chan is an associate professor of clinical law and the director of the Detainee Rights Clinic. He is an immigration attorney that focuses removal defense for those detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He also teaches in the area of intersection of criminal and immigration law.