With the revelation that Brock Turner’s victim was Chanel Miller, a mixed-race Asian American woman, a new racial dimension to this crime needs to be examined. Special guest Thuc, a Vietnamese American filmmaker, joins Diana and Jess to explore whether Miller’s initial anonymity made her a more universally sympathetic victim, how the stereotypes of Asian women as disposable sex objects may have affected Turner’s lenient sentencing, and why certain folks online have responded by pathologizing Asian culture.
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