Viet Thanh Nguyen Calls Out America’s Tragic History of Anti-Asian Violence

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Viet Thanh Nguyen addresses the rise in anti-Asian violence in America, his book The Committed and writing a book with his son.
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Brian Joslyn
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An Asian implicating himself as that of a corrupt 'cop' insisting otherwise. Same as the female Asian on this video am-posts.info/list/lMiqqH_dtmS3bn4/video - implicating herself as... - where the comments are disabled. "Hate" is nothing but a label. It's called disrespect. Someone killing Asians is no different than (white) corrupt 'cops' killing black men. "Call it what it is," murder - or - if you must include the race then it's Asian murder. What is being complained about here is not as claimed. The shooter had NO racial purpose. Yes, these mass shootings are ridiculous and need to end. It's most definitely true that Tramp didn't make things any better. 'It' claimed to have done something, yet we ended up having to wear masks ... and still are more than a year later. At least Biden has a brain.
Sherry X
Sherry X 2 օր առաջ
Kudos to both this show and the brilliant author.
Niam
Niam 3 օր առաջ
I just came here to hear Seth's pronunciation of a Vietnamese name :D
Jerome FitzRoy
Jerome FitzRoy 3 օր առաջ
All discredit to Trump
God is great- America is great
God is great- America is great 3 օր առաջ
who's to be BLAMED? taiwan province of China SMALL brain pro-independence spreading Chinese ethnics HATRED, now their dumb actions backfired. ISO 3166-2 International Organization for Standardization ISO code. Retrieved 2020-08-26. Short name TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA. taiwan is included as a subdivision of China because of its political status within the United Nations, as, even though it is de facto under the jurisdiction of the Republic of China instead of the People's Republic of China, the United Nations does not recognize the Republic of China and considers taiwan as part of China. In ISO 3166-1, taiwan is listed as "Taiwan, Province of China"
Tania Gordon
Tania Gordon 3 օր առաջ
💞💞💞💞💞
Ton Tran
Ton Tran 4 օր առաջ
My cousin died in that shooting in 89 in Stockton. I grew up across the street from that shooting and was shocked he brought it up on this show that I watch all the time.
Chris Chris
Chris Chris 7 օր առաջ
China loves this. Give China a free pass for unleashing a deadly virus on the world....
Life With Analise
Life With Analise 8 օր առաջ
Very proud of Viet N. for giving voice to those that lack it or are silenced. I like that as a father, he realized his son's dreams or talents to collaborate and wrote this book. I will definitely pick it up!
tgurl220
tgurl220 9 օր առաջ
So proud
deion le
deion le 9 օր առաջ
sad they hit a 65 years old asian woman in new york from california
Mv88
Mv88 10 օր առաջ
Great interview
RogerM
RogerM 11 օր առաջ
Another "black supremacist" attacking an Asian in NY. Asian Lives Matter!
bxxx9
bxxx9 11 օր առաջ
Wonder if the propaganda from WW2 and Vietnam have anything to do with America hating Asians
guybeauregard
guybeauregard Օր առաջ
It goes back longer than that.
Zeldalover209
Zeldalover209 12 օր առաջ
As soon as I heard shooting I knew it was gonna be about Stockton 😪
edsnotgod
edsnotgod 13 օր առաջ
Woke Americans praised Korea and Vietnam for embracing friendship with the Russians. Woke Americans dodged the draft so that Asians could live in socialist harmony
edsnotgod
edsnotgod 13 օր առաջ
Asians have a long way to go before they get Asian History Month
estrathmeyer
estrathmeyer 13 օր առաջ
Thank you for continuing to amplify voices like Mr. Nguyen's.
Ricardo
Ricardo 14 օր առաջ
When minorities assault other minorities, is the result of good policies lol
Slosh MaGee
Slosh MaGee 14 օր առաջ
I don't fault all Asians. Just the CHINESE. You own it.
Unreliable Narrator 66
Unreliable Narrator 66 14 օր առաջ
BAD! I'm Chinese and my wife is ethnic Chinese-Vietnamese and we DON'T DO CRIME! I will read the book anyway.
guybeauregard
guybeauregard Օր առաջ
It seems Viet's intention to offend more people is working. PS His writing is awesome!
fluoride brain
fluoride brain 14 օր առաջ
Hegelian dialectic. Google it. This is propaganda to make Asians and Americans hate each other just like they did with black live matter. If we focus on black and white then we won't focus on them passing laws that allow them to pollute our air even further and other corrupt practices led by spiritual wickedness in high places and genocide is what it's called when the government kills it's own people. They are heading for that now and keeping us distracted on race. Georgia guidestones
Ethan Shalev
Ethan Shalev 14 օր առաջ
Again with the "Legos"!! It's as though Seth's previous apologies meant nothing! 😉
Andy Chuong
Andy Chuong 14 օր առաջ
Gotta give Seth credit for the perfect pronunciation of Viet Thanh Nguyen. Not many who doesn’t speak Vietnamese can get it right.
Niam
Niam 6 ժամ առաջ
Not even close 😁 but for a white guy it was a good try
Chí Thiện Nguyễn
Chí Thiện Nguyễn 9 օր առաջ
As a Vietnamese, no he didn't. He messed up the Nguyễn part. Beside we don't pronounces western way of our name, we say it our Vietnamese way, so his name name should be pronounce Nguyễn Thanh Việt instead of Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Jay Con
Jay Con 14 օր առաջ
Well if you ain't part of the solution you're part of the problem.i don't remember seeing any Asians standing with latins or blacks. Keeping silent until it happens to you is allowing it. Now you're protesting and asking for solidarity
Jon Dough
Jon Dough 14 օր առաջ
Plenty were. Obviously you were too blinded by hate to see them. There's literally multiple vids. Lmao. Bet you think it's something new too. Probably never heard of the yellow panthers before. Probably didnt even know there was a real life black samurai warrior either. Lmao. Go back to school, boy.
D Davis
D Davis 14 օր առաջ
They were there. I've seen many Asians supporting BLM. I live in DC. Our Chinese American community rallied with BLM during the after math of George Floyd, as did our White community. DC is ruffly half white now, yet 93% of the vote went to Biden and the city overwhelmingly supports BLM plaza.
Ibrahim Chowdhury
Ibrahim Chowdhury 14 օր առաջ
Thank you Seth for continuing to highlight writers and books - I loved Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer !!!
Rebecca Dolashewich
Rebecca Dolashewich 14 օր առաջ
✨✌️😷✌️✨
Paul Ho
Paul Ho 14 օր առաջ
Not to derail, but can we please get an explanation of why the long dead South Vietnam flag was right up there with the Nazi flag at the insurrection on January 6th? It stops me in my tracks every time photos of it is used.
Jeffrey 773
Jeffrey 773 11 օր առաջ
@Paul Ho who is going to tell them what?
Paul Ho
Paul Ho 11 օր առաջ
@Jeffrey 773 so who's going to tell them...
Jeffrey 773
Jeffrey 773 11 օր առաջ
@Paul Ho they actually believe they were fighting communism
Paul Ho
Paul Ho 12 օր առաջ
@Jeffrey 773 were the Vietnamese actually fighting communism at the capitol or aligning with the far right white supremacists though?
Jeffrey 773
Jeffrey 773 13 օր առաջ
"To fight communism" you haven't asked yourself why USA trades with Vietnam and China but not Cuba?
SSam Cobalt
SSam Cobalt 15 օր առաջ
Celine Tran
SSam Cobalt
SSam Cobalt 15 օր առաջ
Sophia leone
SSam Cobalt
SSam Cobalt 15 օր առաջ
Priya price
SSam Cobalt
SSam Cobalt 15 օր առաջ
Pristine edge
Savannah M. Laurentian
Savannah M. Laurentian 15 օր առաջ
A country "founded" on genocide of tribal peoples of this and the African continent racist? What a surprise.
V N
V N 15 օր առաջ
Natives are from Asia. European guns and germs wiped them out in all of the Western Hemisphere.
Noob Noob
Noob Noob 15 օր առաջ
One joke from youre kids vs scolins best try a fair compition winner gets candy
Jack Jack
Jack Jack 15 օր առաջ
I get a kick out of all you idiots from other countries blaming America for being racist. But yet your own country is just the same way.
Don ta
Don ta 15 օր առաջ
We asian have so much experiences about commie thugs .. about their propaganda to divide and brainwash people.. to take away people freedom and righteous... we aren’t fooled to be be trapped becoming BLM ... and who they think they are ?? The upper class to tell us what to do about their bs racism.. their Hollywood paid actors can’t fool us .. a white man goes around bashing up old Asian and being bashed by a chinese old woman ... straight from Hollywood bs movie... just hilarious 😂
O. B.
O. B. 15 օր առաջ
I really think the guy should have put a few more copies of his book on the shelf behind his back. Maybe he even could've put all these copies on the shelf in a way that would have allowed us to have a look at the front cover. Just an idea.
dementeduncle
dementeduncle 15 օր առաջ
We have a problem in how we treat our fellow Americans who are black, brown or Asian.....hmm, maybe it is our society but I think religion is at the root of all discrimination.
X X
X X 13 օր առաջ
@D Davis Neonazi groups, racial discriminating people, and anti-LGBT all usually claim that they are very religious. Maybe not all religious people are these things, but these things sure like to say anti-jew, anti-LGBT, and being racist are allowed because that's what their religion believes. I think calling religion is the problem is a bit overreacting, the problem is those who have the mindset that he belongs to a group, and all other groups must be subhuman below his.
D Davis
D Davis 14 օր առաջ
What religion exactly? I've never heard race discussed in any church or synagogue that I've attended nor is it in the Bible or Torah. So which religion
commuted
commuted 15 օր առաջ
China threat boosting by mainstream media is behind the rise in asian hate crime
Gloria Kim
Gloria Kim 15 օր առաջ
fun interview. Hope to see more of him!
Edward Yeung
Edward Yeung 15 օր առաջ
I love the look of his covers
Random Modnar
Random Modnar 6 ժամ առաջ
Same! The cover for his collection of short storied "The Refugees" is also amazing
DC Thomas
DC Thomas 15 օր առաջ
Why do Americans (not all, obviously) hate people who don't look it act like them? Cultures who have generations invested into America seem to be shunned and treated like they're not even human beings. I don't understand that mentally.
NicholasKreuz
NicholasKreuz 12 օր առաջ
generations of racial tensions, combined with basic tribalism. Everybody has an unconscious bias to expect the worst of people who are different from them. It takes exposure and education to get around it, but a lot of communities create echo chambers and purposeful exclusionary methods like redlining and sundown towns. There's also a lot of misattribution of cause. We have a tendency to look for patterns, and ethnicity is an easy thing to notice subconsciously, as is gender, so they are the most common thing people attribute negative experiences to when they are bad at understanding nuance. The cause isn't ethnicity, it is circumstance.
DC Thomas
DC Thomas 13 օր առաջ
@Phương Nguyễn Thanh That must be it.
Phương Nguyễn Thanh
Phương Nguyễn Thanh 14 օր առաջ
we tend to blame "other" people for what happened. And they were losing their job and they blamed the Japanese American for coming American and "taking their jobs" in the past. They shot them. Now they're sick because of locking down, of the Covid 19 time, they shot Asian American because they thought it's from China. At the end, some people, they've kid minds.
Me Here
Me Here 15 օր առաջ
Besides shootings, you know what else doesn't happen in Vietnam? Covid deaths! 35 deaths total there all pandemic! World's best response, but no-one mentions it! They did awesome, they deserve credit for it imo - and there's not many countries we admire on covid responses here in Australia!
misstery25
misstery25 15 օր առաջ
Viet's appearance last time is what lead me to his book and then a network of meaningful artists, as a Vietnamese American. He is a much needed voice of calm and clever fury. Thanks to Seth for bringing him on.
Frank Benham
Frank Benham 15 օր առաջ
This is nit-picking a bit and I don't mean to take away from his point, but the year before Columbine there was a school shooting at a middle school in Jonesboro, Arkansas. There were 5 people who were killed, 4 students and a teacher, and 10 people were hurt. There were 2 gunmen in this case. One had pulled the fire alarm and then ran out to his meet his friends in the woods near the school where they had weapons ready. Once the students had exited the school thinking it was a fire drill or possibly a real fire, that was when the guys started shooting. There's so many mass shootings it's hard to keep them all straight. This one had a bigger effect on me because I was in middle school at the time and this was a middle school shooting. It was also the first time I had heard of such a thing.
たひ
たひ 15 օր առաջ
I’m Japanese and very proud to be Asian!!! We asians are not virus!!!
Random Modnar
Random Modnar 7 ժամ առաջ
@Ghost Most did you even read the book? Its full of criticism of communist vietnam
Nozomi Suzuki
Nozomi Suzuki 2 օր առաջ
偽日本語...
Jerome FitzRoy
Jerome FitzRoy 3 օր առաջ
Trump is
D Davis
D Davis 14 օր առաջ
@Ghost Most just listen to the man who says Kung Flu, I'm sure you defended that ugliness and even justified it
Ghost Most
Ghost Most 15 օր առաջ
Please don't listen to this communist tool.
Kaylen Wheeler
Kaylen Wheeler 15 օր առաջ
Wasn't there that one really big taxpayer-funded anti-Asian hate crime from like 1965-1975 or thereabouts?
Jon Dough
Jon Dough 14 օր առաջ
What was the Secret War? 🤣
Me Here
Me Here 15 օր առաջ
@Minh Nguyen the original agent orange? I wonder if those dubbing T by that name even know where the term comes from or if it's been adjusted in their history classes to make them the good guys as usual
Minh Nguyen
Minh Nguyen 15 օր առաջ
yea. it's almost like they dropped bomb all over southeast asia and spary chemical on top of it... What could I be thinking of... Damn, cant wrap my brain around it
andy dutton
andy dutton 15 օր առաջ
cool book
Heather C
Heather C 15 օր առաջ
Loved The Sympathizer!! Finally read it. Seth, you interview the most outstanding writers. Loved Viet's perspective. Thank you.
emiliabolsas
emiliabolsas 13 օր առաջ
He’s spectacular. His vocabulary is second only to Donna Tartt in terms of complexity and hyper-specificity. My dictionary got quite a workout.
Ibrahim Chowdhury
Ibrahim Chowdhury 14 օր առաջ
Same! I agree.
Nic DeGrave
Nic DeGrave 15 օր առաջ
Thanks to the distinguished guest for raising awareness. Sometimes people are being racist @$$holes, but sometimes they're just ignorant and need someone like you to educate them. My boss hated Hmong people because her Vietnam vet husband thought they were north Vietnamese collaborators. With permission I retold the story of our family friend Pfeng Lor who had, at age 16, led his village of 200 to meet the Americans who would evacuate them ahead of reprisals for helping us in the war. I described how he arrived with less than 80 survivors, how he had to ask mothers to stay behind with their crying babies so they wouldn't draw attention, how he still has dreams of crying babies among the trees. She and her husband started treating the large local Hmong population with more kindness and acceptance, and at least around me she stopped using offensive language. I even heard her correcting a coworker who privately made an incorrect statement about Hmong people. You don't have to have helped America in a war to deserve acceptance, of course. It just helps facilitate understanding and humanizes refugees and asylum seekers to know their stories.
jo_b
jo_b 15 օր առաջ
I do think perhaps an Asian woman would be best to speak on why it's not simply an all-American tragedy, or even an all Asian American tradgedy. His point stands, of course, but as an Asian Canadian woman, it hits different in a way he doesn't mention. Edit: I see Karen Chee had been given a platform by Seth too! I hadn't watched that video yet, it's comforting to know Seth didn't neglect that angle.
w0ng3r
w0ng3r 12 օր առաջ
@Masha Grace It's an Asian-American issue, don't co-opt it for your feminist movement. thanks.
Masha Grace
Masha Grace 15 օր առաջ
While this is important and I agree with representation, violence against women have been primarily voice by women for centuries and have been made to be a “women’s issue” when it’s grossly perpetuated by men. Societies around the world are in large part patriarchal, unfortunately there’s more weight when male allies speak up.
forgotten Ones
forgotten Ones 15 օր առաջ
I literally clicked only to see if you could pronounce his name
Chí Thiện Nguyễn
Chí Thiện Nguyễn 9 օր առաջ
@forgotten Ones No, he messed up the "Nguyễn" part.
forgotten Ones
forgotten Ones 15 օր առաջ
@jo_b yes
jo_b
jo_b 15 օր առաջ
Did he do it well?
stephen cuunjieng
stephen cuunjieng 15 օր առաջ
many thanks
Drawn
Drawn 15 օր առաջ
Glad Seth made the point about supporting independent booksellers. We need to stop defaulting to Amazon until they start treating their workers properly. What they do to one of us, they do to all.
Austin R
Austin R 12 օր առաջ
I recommend BetterWorldBooks!
Trung Kiên Vũ
Trung Kiên Vũ 15 օր առաջ
almost lol'ed when Viet Thanh Nguyen has a deadpan joke about Vietnamese descents' opinions on Chinese. it shows self-awareness and sharp satirical critique with humility at the same time. congrats on the new book.
Cheri Ann
Cheri Ann 13 օր առաջ
It also reminds the rest of us not to think of Asian folks as a monolith, with one uniform history, culture, or practices.
Judy W
Judy W 15 օր առաջ
I'm Chinese, can't even be mad 😂 he's not wrong
Mike Coxmal
Mike Coxmal 15 օր առաջ
Very interesting. Hope we get to hear more from this subject. Cheers!
CarlosBeo
CarlosBeo 15 օր առաջ
Pretty decent pronunciation of Nguyen. I heard so many really bad ones 😂
Dee Dee Winfrey
Dee Dee Winfrey 15 օր առաջ
Welcome to the club, native Americans have been experiencing this hate ever since our land was stolen in the name of god. Good luck.
B. R.
B. R. 15 օր առաջ
I know what you mean. I wish you could get your land back.
Me Here
Me Here 15 օր առաջ
what was the god thing?
Stephanie Flynn
Stephanie Flynn 15 օր առաջ
@Prof. Weed It was sarcasm. Grow up.
Prof. Weed
Prof. Weed 15 օր առաջ
That's a defeatist attitude. Glad we're not all like you.
tran walsh-cunnane
tran walsh-cunnane 15 օր առաջ
Love this guy!
New Message
New Message 15 օր առաջ
Lotta copies left, I see.
Jon Payne
Jon Payne 15 օր առաջ
The plural of Lego is Lego. Ask the company. 😉🤣🤣🤣
Jon Payne
Jon Payne 15 օր առաջ
Sorry @wim0104 . Only Americans say "Legos". If it were meant to be a plural it'd be 'Legoes'. And 'payed' isn't 'paid'. ✌
wim0104
wim0104 15 օր առաջ
Their sales/PR can say whatever; everybody says legos... with a small l.
tran walsh-cunnane
tran walsh-cunnane 15 օր առաջ
❤️👍🏽
pm2020 _
pm2020 _ 15 օր առաջ
As American, I truly appreciate hearing this point of view. The USA is a work-in-progress. We’ve got a long way to go. I do appreciate though that our country does reflect and analyze our history. Compared to China, any wrongdoings by China (Tiananmen Square Massacre, Cultural Revolution) aren’t allowed to even be discussed (the events are whitewashed from Chinese history books and scrubbed from social media). We all have hard truths to face in order to move forward 🦶
Tseleng Botlhole
Tseleng Botlhole 15 օր առաջ
I only clicked on this video because I had always wanted to know how to pronounce the surname
Tseleng Botlhole
Tseleng Botlhole 15 օր առաջ
greatmightypanda ok thanks it's such a difficult name to pronounce
greatmightypanda
greatmightypanda 15 օր առաջ
@Tseleng Botlhole Tbf there's a lot of different pronunciations of that surname (I have four friends who all have it but pronounce it differently) so Seth is probably right. They usually check things like name pronunciations well before a guest comes on the show.
Tseleng Botlhole
Tseleng Botlhole 15 օր առաջ
Some guy named Zwie so Seth said it wrong? Thanks.
Some guy named Zwie
Some guy named Zwie 15 օր առաջ
Say "Bong" Now keep the "ng" Now say "wee-yen" Now combine them : "Ngwyen"
F. N. Lorter
F. N. Lorter 15 օր առաջ
The fact we had a school shooting more than 3 decades ago and Congress decided not to handle it shows this fight was over a long time ago.
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