From the Editor’s Desk

Carissa Dwiwardani It is with a heavy heart that I write this introduction to the Spring 2020 FOCUS and reflect on what a difficult season it has been.  First, a global pandemic, followed by increasing instances of xenophobia against Asian Americans, Asians, and Pacific Islanders, and the disproportionate adverse impact Read more…

Division 45 Task Force on Covid-19 Anti-Asian Discrimination and Xenophobia

Doris F. Chang, Task Force Chair and Member-at-Large (Asian American Slate) The COVID-19 global pandemic has triggered long-standing racial fears of Asian Americans as a disease-carrying “yellow peril,” resulting in widespread increases of harassment and violence towards Asian Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) across the country. Many members of Read more…