Andrew Yang's whole campaign is hurting Asian Americans with his embrace of stereotypes to be the "model minority" candidate for White America.
I talk with Samuel Kao, historian whose recent piece for Current Affairs Andrew Yang and the Model Minority Myth tears down the UBI enthusiast for his perpetuation of the model minority stereotype.
Annie Tan also joins us. Annie is a NYC Special Education Teacher, Union and Community Activist, and author. She described her journey of identity which led her to learn the details about the murder of her uncle, Vincent Chin, whose death sparked a movement in Asian America. The turns the idea of essentialism on its head in her writing about the murder of Akai Gurley.