MSNBC and other mainstream media outlets are flooding the airwaves with Asian-American voices as they cover the rise in anti-Asian violence across the country.
“At the core of the issue of what we are seeing is systematic oppression,” said Amanda Nguyen, CEO of the civil rights group RISE, in an interview with MSNBC. “Systematic oppression in the form of systematic erasure.”
Come to think of it, “systematic erasure” is a fitting description of how MSNBC covered Asian-American candidate Andrew Yang during the 2020 Democratic primary. Yang, who is running for mayor of New York City, is treated far more favorably these days, but he once accused MSNBC of exhibiting a “systemic bias” against him during his run for president and briefly boycotted the network.