What does it mean to belong?  

During the pandemic, misinformation about the coronavirus contributed to an alarming spike in racial violence against Asian Americans. The pandemic became an excuse for anti-Asian xenophobia, drawing attention to a painful reality.  In this country, Asian Americans — even when born and raised here — often are viewed and treated as perpetual foreigners.

Premiering during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, be/longing: Asian Americans Now profiles Asian American trailblazers from across the country in five stories of belonging and exclusion; resilience and hope; and solidarity in the face of hate.

Major funding for be/longing: Asian Americans Now is provided by Charlotte and David Ackert.

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