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Asian American History 101

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Jul 25, 2022

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 37! History books and curriculum are missing a lot of information. There are a plethora of moments that are ignored or not talked about in true depth. Even worse are the times throughout our history that the majority has worked to erase the history, culture, and very existence of groups like Asian Pacific Islanders. Today we begin a series of looks at those moments in U.S. history. First up, we talk about the erasing of Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach, California. This 4.5 acre parcel of land is a slice of Japanese American history that spans three generations from the early 1900s through the early 2000s. However, the current owners of the land, Republic Services, are trying to ignore the historical significance and turn the land into a public storage facility. There are groups working hard to preserve history, but it’s an uphill battle. To support, you can always learn more about Historic Wintersburg and donate to their efforts or write directly to Republic Services with some of the linked suggested talking points. We close out the episode with the segment What Are We Watching? This week we discuss the animated feature Abominable starring the voices of Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, and Albert Tsai. For previous episodes and information, please visit our site at or social media links at If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at


  • 00:26 Erasing History
  • 01:46 The Erasing of Historic Wintersburg
  • 23:00 What Are We Watching? Abominable