The Asian American and Pacific Islander community are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States - but in Texas politics, they are ignored at best, and demonized at worst. Why have Republican lawmakers determined that AAPI Texans are a threat to be countered and dehumanized - and why have Democrats in Texas been so slow to fully embrace this rising political force? We had a fascinating conversation with Texas State Representative Gene Wu, who has represented a large part of Houston in the House for over a decade, and Lily Trieu, interim Executive Director of the political action org Asian Texans for Justice.

Find Representative Wu via his flame-throwing Twitter account at ⁠⁠.

Learn more about the great work Lily Trieu is doing alongside Asian Texans for Justice at ⁠⁠.

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