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With acts of discrimination on the rise, two MSU students of Asian background weigh in

A male and two female Asian students with their laptops at a park.

Two Missouri State University students offer some insights.

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month recognizes and honors the contributions, achievements and influence of AAPI Americans who have shaped the culture and history of the U.S.

This celebration is even more significant this year with the recent increase of violence and discrimination against AAPI communities around the country.

Two Missouri State University students of Asian background – Spencer Vreeland, a sophomore majoring in philosophy and intercultural communication, and Jin Tang, a project management graduate student, share their thoughts and experiences about being Asian in America today.

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A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the assistant director in the Office of Strategic Communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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