As the coronavirus spread from China to become a global pandemic, threats of violence and racial slurs aimed at persons of Asian descent continue to rise in the United States. In episode 4 of Life on the Margins, Kert Lin recounts his encounter and the emotional impact on him after becoming the target of a racist incident at a south Seattle Home Depot. He is still upset with the driver of a pick-up truck who cut him off in the parking lot, yelled an anti-Asian racial slur and told him to “go back to China.” Even more disturbing for Lin was the lack of response to the incident when he reported it to Home Depot management and Seattle Police. We also hear from Matt Chan; Seattle media producer, creator of the reality show Hoarders, and a Chinatown-International District community activist, who delivers his opinion about the Kert Lin incident and its aftermath.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle and The South Seattle Emerald