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Exploring The History Of Anti-Asian Hate And Discrimination In Idaho


Across the country, Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities are coming together and standing up to often deadly hate and violence directed at their people. Between March of 2020 and February 2021, the group “Stop AAPI Hate”has received almost 4,000 reports of hate incidents against this marginalized group. Accounts of violence and malice continue to come in, and experts say the actual number is far higher than what’s been reported. 


Idaho has its own shameful history of racism and bigotry against people of Asian descent.

[asset-pullquotes[{"quote": "\"These discrimination practices happened here even in good ole Boise, Idaho. Unless we educate people no one gets to hear about [the discrimination].\" - Sam Hui ", "style": "pull"}]]Idaho Matters explores some of that history, with the hope that we can learn from it. Our guests today: Boise State University Anthropology Professor Pei-Lin Yu, Community Organizer Dalton Dagondon Tiegs and Sam Hui, who is a retired entrepreneur from Boise.

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Frankie Barnhill was the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast.
Gustavo Sagrero was a newsroom intern in 2021.

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