To Be Of Asian Descent And Living In The Midwest
The escalating violence and discrimination against Asian Americans is resonating in Kansas and Missouri.
The mass shooting in the Atlanta area on Tuesday cast a spotlight on a problem that has been festering for months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In Kansas City, some Asian-owned establishments are seeing a drop in business and local Asian officials are calling on leaders in both states to draw attention to the violence and condemn it.
- Fanny Fang (D-Manhattan), former candidate for the Riley County Commission
- Rui Xu (D), represents District 25 in the Kansas House of Representatives
Correction: Fanny Fang was incorrectly introduced as a "former candidate for the Kansas legislature." The introduction should have said that Ms. Fang was a former candidate for county commissioner in Riley County, Kansas.