Professor Jooyoung Lee on The New Normal podcast speaking about Anti-Asian Racism

April 13, 2021 by Sherri Klassen

Professor Jooyoung Lee recently appeared on the University of Toronto podcast, The New Normal, to discuss anti-Asian racism. The episode is the first of a two-part series called: Scapegoat. In addition to Professor Lee, the host Maydianne Andrade, also spoke to Diana Fu of Political Science.

Professor Yooyoung Lee is an Associate Professor of Sociology with undergraduate teaching responsibilities at the St. George campus. We have included an excerpt of the U of T News post that accompanied the podcast. Listen to the full podcast on the University of Toronto news website.

The New Normal: ep 19 pt 1: Scapegoat

Anti-Asian racism and violence in North America have been called a “shadow pandemic” – one that has intensified over the past year and builds on a long history of discrimination.

How, then, can we stop it?

“One of the things that I've been trying to promote in the aftermath of the shootings in Georgia is the power that allies and bystanders have,” says Jooyoung Lee, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Toronto. “If you're a witness to harassment in public, just speaking up, just doing something … can have significant effects.”

Lee is one of two guests in “Scapegoat,” a special two-part episode of The New Normal podcast hosted by Maydianne Andrade. The second guest is Diana Fu, an associate professor of political science at U of T Scarborough and an expert on U.S.-China relations.

Listen to the podcast.