Violence against Asian people has largely gone unreported in places like the United States. This changed this week with the murder of eight people, including six Asian-American workers in Atlanta. What are the roots of these crimes? What is the nature of hate crimes against Asian people during COVID? Why have these crimes increased? Doug Becker speaks with Brian Levin.

Brian Levin is a Professor in Criminal Justice at California State University, San Bernardino. He is an expert in hate crimes and terrorism and is the co-author of Confronting Hate in America: Issues and Responses.

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