COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter: Examining Anti-Asian Racism and Anti-Blackness in US Education

Authors

  • Divya Anand Cambridge College
  • Laura Hsu Merrimack College

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jimphe.v5i1.2656

Keywords:

Anti-Asian racism, Anti-Blackness, Black Lives Matter, COVID-19, George Floyd, Higher Education, Model Minority Myth, White Supremacy

Abstract

The spread of COVID-19 and the uprisings following the murder of George Floyd has brought the United States to a moment of racial reckoning. The hitherto ignored and hidden impacts of race and racism has captured public imagination at the intersection of this pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement in the US. Institutions of higher education have a critical role and responsibility to spearhead transformative justice and change. 

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Author Biographies

Divya Anand, Cambridge College

DIVYA ANAND, PhD, is a senior faculty at the School of Undergraduate Studies, Division of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge College, USA. Her research focuses on the intersections of education and racism to propose a transformative justice approach towards systemic change. Email: divya.anand@go.cambridgecollege.edu

Laura Hsu, Merrimack College

LAURA M. HSU, EdD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Education and Social Policy, Merrimack College, USA. Her research examines how transformative justice can be promoted in educational settings using curricular materials and meaningful mediation by educators. Email: hsul@merrimack.edu

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Published

2020-08-15

How to Cite

Anand, D., & Hsu, L. (2020). COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter: Examining Anti-Asian Racism and Anti-Blackness in US Education. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education, 5(1), 190–199. https://doi.org/10.32674/jimphe.v5i1.2656