His death helped awaken the nation to a rise in anti-Asian violence. For his grieving family, the reckoning hasn’t gone far enough.
Randy and Eric Park’s mother was among eight people killed in the spa shootings. They have been largely left to navigate the world by themselves.
Facing a wave of animosity, many Asian Americans remain afraid of public places even as the coronavirus pandemic recedes.
Even when they try to explain themselves, perpetrators are unlikely to help make sense out of the senseless.
‘I think it just speaks to the urgency that people are feeling.’
The district attorney in Fulton County will seek the death penalty against the suspect in the shootings, saying he targeted some victims because they were of Asian descent.
Newly spurred to action to combat bias, they generate subway posters, leverage social media, stage Zoom webinars. “Our community couldn’t take being invisible any longer,” one artist says.
The shootings never stopped during the coronavirus pandemic, they just became less public, researchers say.
In a special project by the Culture desk, artists respond to a climate of fear and racism with images and reflections from the heart.
With legislation in Congress stalled by Republican opposition, the president ordered a crackdown on “ghost guns” and said the epidemic of shootings was “an international embarrassment.”
Divided by generation, ethnicity and class, but currently galvanized by a surge of racially motivated attacks, Asian-Americans are growing rapidly as political players.
The writer and poet Cathy Park Hong discusses Asian outrage and why she’s seeking power, not assimilation.
Sanjena Sathian’s debut novel, “Gold Diggers,” has already landed a TV deal with Mindy Kaling, but success is something both she and her characters grapple with.
Charging someone with a hate crime sends a message to the perpetrator, the victim and the community. But is it always the right choice?
“We can’t be silent in the face of rising violence against Asian Americans,” President Biden said after an assault on a woman in New York.
It’s easier to find meaning in fiction than in the senseless mass killings of our reality, which seem to render the critical perspective pointless, even silly, at times.
The conversations represent a fraught yet tender shift in the traditional parent-child dynamic.
“People question my patriotism, that I don’t look American enough,” Lee Wong, an elected official in an Ohio township, said at a recent public meeting.
After Columbine, the media faced criticism for focusing on the assailants rather than on the victims. A lot has changed since 1999 — except the need to cover the tragedies in the first place.
Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.
We can find real solutions to gun violence if we recognize the trauma it causes
Days after mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colo., a man carrying six weapons and wearing body armor was arrested at an Atlanta market.
A day after President Biden called on Congress to pass a new assault weapons ban and tougher background checks, the administration was considering steps it could take without legislation.
Most Americans want to do something about it. Here’s why we haven’t.
Readers urge measures such as gun licensing and ending “open carry” laws.
Did racism or religion or gender motivate the shootings in Georgia? All of the above.
Owners and employees at the spas attacked last week shared common immigrant aspirations, but were separated by a vast gap in money and power.
Senators Tammy Duckworth and Mazie Hirono said they would support only “diversity candidates” until President Biden addressed the dearth of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in his administration.
For the first time since they took back power in Washington, Democrats face a major test on a recurring, intractable issue.
President Biden urged Congress to pass a new one. But many are skeptical that the criminal justice system can offer a solution.
In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four or more fatalities, according to a database compiled by the Violence Project.
A rash of assaults came on a weekend when hundreds gathered to protest a yearlong surge of attacks and hate crimes.
Journalists should give readers the facts, not play to fears.
The authorities said they were investigating at least four of the attacks as possible hate crimes, including one that left a man in critical condition.
The Atlanta murders follow a terrible pattern of misogynist violence.
An earlier generation never expected anyone to protect them.
Mr. Yang is seeking to become New York City’s first Asian-American mayor, but critics say that some of his past comments have fed racial stereotypes.
People gathered at memorials and rallies across the country to denounce the shootings in Atlanta and call for an end to anti-Asian violence.
In an interview with a Spanish-language news outlet, Mario González described his confusion and frustration as sheriff’s deputies detained him after the shooting.
The man accused of killing eight people at spas was a churchgoer who told officers he was addicted to sex. Parts of evangelical culture imply that sexual sins are more serious than others.
The event, set for 1 p.m. in a park next to the State Capitol, is being billed as way for people to “come together to grieve, heal and support.”
Asian-Americans are reeling from the killings in Georgia and a rising number of attacks nationwide. Could confronting racism bring solidarity across their class divides?
Vice President Kamala Harris joined the president in forcefully condemning the killings in Atlanta. “Racism is real in America, and it has always been,” she said.
Among the eight people killed at Atlanta-area spas this week was a wife going for a massage with her husband, and immigrant mothers working long hours to support their children.
The victims lived at the nexus of race, gender and class.
The church said the killing of eight people at Atlanta spas was “an extreme and wicked act.” Police records show prostitution-related arrests at one of the targeted businesses between 2011 and 2014.
On platforms such as Telegram and 4chan, racist memes and posts about Asian-Americans have created fear and dehumanization.
The suspect, who was a customer at two of the spas in the Atlanta area that were attacked this week, spent time in a rehab clinic for a self-described sexual addiction.
Amid fear, sadness and pain, the shootings in the Atlanta area have generated anger over the country’s longstanding failure to address anti-Asian discrimination.
House lawmakers described the fear and trauma rippling through the Asian-American community, and they argued that an uptick in violence was a result of the rise of anti-China messaging stoked during the pandemic.