via 17.21 Women, Oakland High School students in 1968 by Nikki Arai.

The murders of Daoyou Feng, Hyun J. Grant, Suncha Kim, Soon Park, Xiaojie Tan, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Yong Yue, and Paul Andre Michels were followed with the headlines “8 people killed in Atlanta Area Massage Parlor Shootings” and“8 People Killed in Atlanta Rampage, 6 of Them Asian Women.” The grabbing title, far from straying away from announcing the gruesome violence itself, makes invisible the racial identities of the women or strangely qualifies that violence by modifying it with an added description that six of the eight victims were Asian women. Reflecting on these descriptions of the victims and reading further…

Rachel Yim Schlotfeldt

Rachel Yim Schlotfeldt is a PhD candidate in Asian American literature at University of Washington and a Communications Manager at Girls Inc. of Alameda County.

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