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Jennifer H. Wu Discusses Anti-Asian Hate in Short Documentary by Global Media Platform Eastern Standard Times
September 2, 2022
Litigation partner Jennifer H. Wu was featured in a short documentary on anti-Asian violence, published by Eastern Standard Times, a new global media platform that creates original video content about Asian people and culture. In the “micro doc,” Jennifer discusses her work representing families of victims of anti-Asian violence, including the needs of the victims’ families—such as health care for their loved one, privacy from the media, housing and secured donations—and the concepts of individual justice and justice for the community.
Jennifer also discusses the complexities of getting justice when it comes to anti-Asian hate, similarities between the Asian-American and Black communities and the broader issue of racial inequality in America. “We have to look at, as a community, how we treat people of color. For both the Black community and the Asian-American community, we face the same issue, which is not being treated equally under the eyes of the law or under the eyes of society or in the eyes of others,” she says. The Black community was “for generations excluded from American institutions that would allow access to power. When you start understanding that, you start understanding that there are inherent inequalities,” she says, noting the obstacle of solving America’s problem with race.