‘When was the last time you were racially attacked?’: Madison’s Asian community responds

MADISON, Wis.– Race-based crimes against Asian Americans have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic and once again became front-page news this week, after eight, mostly Asian women were shot and killed in Georgia.

However, members of the local Asian-American community say attacks like this are unfortunately not surprising because discrimination against them, even in Madison, is nothing new.

News 3 Now spoke with Jamie Hoang, owner of Ahan, Patrick Liu, spokesperson for Le C’s Patisserie, and Tory Miller, owner of L’Etoile, Graze, Estrellon, and Miller Family Meat & Three.

These are their stories: