Combating AAPI Hate with Hyepin Im
Hyepin Im, the founder and president of Faith and Community Empowerment, talks with Rev. Jim Wallis about her experience as a Korean American woman of faith in the U.S. Hyepin speaks about the long history of hate Asian Americans have endured, and how the pandemic has so gravely effected the Asian American community.
"When they talk about America, there's no picture of us on TV, on stage, in the media; it leads to us always feeling like we don't have a say. We don't belong. And that has tremendous trauma," Hyepin says. "For so long we've been told constantly that we are a foreigner, we don't belong. And so by not belonging then people can do things to us because we don't belong."