Claire Xu Usa city Atlanta Georgia consequences Waves Claire Xu Usa city Atlanta Georgia

Asian Americans see generational split on confronting racism

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ATLANTA – The fatal shootings of eight people — six of them women of Asian descent — at Georgia massage businesses in March propelled Claire Xu into action.

Within days, she helped organize a rally condemning violence against Asian Americans that drew support from a broad group of activists, elected officials and community members.

But her parents objected. “'We don’t want you to do this,'” Xu, 31, recalled their telling her afterward. "'You can write about stuff, but don’t get your face out there.'” The shootings and other recent attacks on Asian Americans have exposed a generational divide in the community.

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