Adrian De Leon

Adrian De Leon

Adrian De Leon is a historian, poet, and fiction writer at the University of Southern California. At USC, he is an Assistant Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, and holds affiliations with the Center for Transpacific Studies and the East Asian Studies Center. He teaches courses on Asian American history, literature, and politics.


The long history of U.S. racism against Asian Americans, from ‘yellow peril’ to ‘model minority’ to the ‘Chinese virus’

By: - April 16, 2020

In a recent Washington Post op-ed, former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang called upon Asian Americans to become part of the solution against COVID-19. In the face of rising anti-Asian racist actions – now at about 100 reported cases per day – Yang implores Asian Americans to “wear red, white, and blue” in their efforts […]