Sam’s Love Letter To Chinatown

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Published on April 16, 2021

Sam visits NYC’s vibrant Chinatown community to meet with the activists and organizers who’ve made it their mission to combat anti-Asian violence and uplift the beautiful people, businesses, and traditions that make up Chinatown.

This piece was produced by Todd Bieber with Ishan Thakore and edited by Daphne Gomez-Mena.

Featuring the work of Welcome to Chinatown, Wing on Wo & Co., Asian American Feminist Collective, Chinatown Blockwatch, and CAAAV.

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79 comments

  • Kareem Abd el Hakam 2 years ago

    When did you guys stop uploading entire episodes ?

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  • Rowan Kalsi 2 years ago

    STOP ASAIN HATE!!! Sam, thank you for covering this.

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  • Rowan Kalsi 2 years ago

    STOP ASIAN HATE!!! Sam, thank you for covering this.

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  • Brian McManus 2 years ago

    Word.

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  • Maxwell Benz 2 years ago

    Who else turned off YouTube to autoplay after hearing this from Samantha Bee?

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  • Psoriasis Channel 2 years ago

    Great Ms. Bee!

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  • Foo O 2 years ago

    My town doesnt have a Chinatown area, but we do enjoy dozens of Asian-American owned businesses well worth our community support, including a Lao market, a Vietnamese grocer, and a Japanese store amomgst others. Patronize these busineses!!

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  • Eustacia Wilkins 2 years ago

    0:31
    vor.today

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  • Aaron Telander 2 years ago

    Fantastic content, as always 😊❤️

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  • Sindarin721 2 years ago

    May the Loft Law and Rent Control blanket the citizens from Mott to Mulberry, Doyer to Gold, and the surrounding area of Chinatown. The AAPI community of NY takes care of you like you were always “The Upstairs of Downton.”

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  • aklevin 2 years ago

    “We need accomplices, not allies” – this!!!

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  • Coach Red Moose 2 years ago

    I don’t like Samantha b and her audience but I have no hate towards the Asians

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  • RockHoppr3 2 years ago

    If you’re gonna support Chinese communities, you better go and support Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese, etc. (feel free to add on) communities as well! Racists don’t care about the differences between one Asian culture to another and just attack them all the same. So please support all your local Asian communities, but also recognize the diversity and uniqueness of all the different Asian cultures!

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  • Judy Lei 2 years ago

    It’s Wing On Wo **

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  • Yvette Rani Rosser 2 years ago

    AAPI is yet another string of letters of the alphabet indicating a shared identity. AAPI waters down Asian hate crimes or violence against Asians. Aren’t Asia Pacific Islanders okay with just the first part of their ethnic identity? They’re from Asia, after all. Did people from Samoa asked to be added in this way? Or is this just an example of journalistic politically correctness? Compare these two slogans: “Down with Hatred Against Asians” -or- “Down with Hatred Against AAPI”. (Mom, what’s the P and the I stand for?) Otherwise, why not go all out? Sikhs are Asians, and there have been several shootings at Gurudwaras. So why not AAPIS. And what about Koreans? Many have been attacked. How about AAPISK? And Vietnamese are often targeted with hate crimes. So, what about “Down with Hatred Against AAPISKV”?

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  • Jay Gucker 2 years ago

    Patronize our businesses if you enjoy our products/services. Otherwise your “support” feels forced and therefore patronizing. Like charity….

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  • MrPublicPain 2 years ago

    All the stuff we love about the orient we still love!!!

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  • Robert McGlinchey 2 years ago

    N95s should look like a cheapo mask – for the I’m not elite look …. Sam

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  • ze 2 years ago

    I can’t think of anything more “powerful” than documenting Asian skateboarders…

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  • Kameron Schroeder 2 years ago

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  • JROBERT 2 years ago

    YOU GO SAM, LOVE YOUR POD.

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  • shmuli9 2 years ago

    In my adopted city “Chinatown” is in the suburbs whereas in my home city, 15% of people living there were East Asian, mostly Filipino, Japanese, but also Vietnamese and Chinese. People seems to “forget” (or never knew in the first plkaced) that Israel is in Asia, too.

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  • New Message 2 years ago

    Ramen saved me during college.. I owe them BIG.

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  • Suzanne Potts 2 years ago

    My daughter cannot wait to go back to our favorite Chinese restaurant to hug her favorite server! Take out just isn’t the same.

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  • Stephanie Elting 2 years ago

    Only idiots would tie Asian Americans to covid…oh wait, most Trump supporters are idiots and he flamed this. We may have an incredible president now, but we are still feeling the after effects of the 4 yrs prior.

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  • Lori Kanz 2 years ago

    Yes. Stop being racist. It really is just that simple. Knock it off. Hold people accountable for their racist, hateful behavior.

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  • Karmamel K 2 years ago

    Thank you for your caring support, Samantha Bee and team!

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  • Eddie Hermando 2 years ago

    Sorry, but the solution is not to have something like block watch. we have to diverse the communities and only that way we can rid of the (negative) sterotypes and get to see the real person behind the skin color

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  • Qin Des 2 years ago

    Remember when this chick said if you disagree with her on gun control you are probably a murderer? :T

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  • Anthony Powell 2 years ago

    Sam, you are the best.

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  • MORE AR15's 2 years ago

    I would hate to see the full frontal of this woke fake blonde piece of 💩!

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  • auyong kongfatt 2 years ago

    I see from the videos that not all antagonist are whites, the blacks are jumping in the bandwagon, the ones that are the target for racist earlier by the whites. How’s that for irony, and how idiotic can these brainwashed pea-brains be???

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  • Andrew Bodie 2 years ago

    Are you kidding me Black Lives Matter ✊🏿

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  • Andrew Bodie 2 years ago

    Asians don’t care about Black Lives Matter ✊🏽

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  • Andrew Bodie 2 years ago

    YEP 👍🏼 think about Black lives you are not dying by police 👿🤬

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  • Indigo Wolf 2 years ago

    Some people just don’t understand how other people should be treated. They shouldn’t have to ask to be treated kindly. It should just come naturally.

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  • Kyle Castloo 2 years ago

    All Liberals need to be Executed

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  • Gladys Harris 2 years ago

    Am I the only person that can not understand how she is on tv!

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  • Quack 2 years ago

    Did we forget Hong Kong?

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  • Liz Jones 2 years ago

    What a freak! Go you humorless specimen and move tp Chinatown or preferably Mars 😈

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  • Aaron L 2 years ago

    You’re videos are only controversial, you dont have a come together attitude, you feed and promote division.

    YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM

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  • Regen-James Gregg 2 years ago

    This was a really great segment 👍

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  • Alex D 2 years ago

    I love you Samantha Bee ❤💕💙💚💛💜 I know it’s got nothing to do with the video but I think that you look better than Lara Trump. You don’t look like a Barbie doll failure

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  • Janessa Eddy 2 years ago

    Whoever runs this account- when you have a video with others in it can you tag their pages in the description please??

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  • S L 2 years ago

    Why must continually you race bait?

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  • Alright Ok 2 years ago

    I don’t even agree with your stuff…. So why do I keep watching its weird

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  • Tyler Kraft 2 years ago

    Wow this chicks on super meds, what a loon, seen her ad in another video and wanted too help her if shes that sick. Not sure it’s achievable but im willing too help you…

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  • History And A Hot Dog 2 years ago

    What does George Soros is pen!s taste like

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  • Random Creation 2 years ago

    When tbs decides they need a karen

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  • raker milban 2 years ago

    You are vile

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  • Bro what 2 years ago

    So when are they going to cover Hispanic hate

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  • mike jones 2 years ago

    GARBAGE

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  • Mariah Elízabeth 2 years ago

    Kinda wish they mentioned the ways Black and Asian communities have come together for generations as well. Felt like that went unacknowledged.

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  • AuroraBlair Roses 2 years ago

    I was told not to go into China town by this Asian guy on fb, that they don’t want Black customers. I’m going to respect that man said and support people who actually want my patronage.

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  • Laura Ellen 2 years ago

    All Chinatowns look the same. They’re all the same. I didn’t visit SF or Oakland Chinatown prior to pandemic. Not going to start now.

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  • the savvy game collector 2 years ago

    last time i went to china town was 6 years ago i bought two turtles and i sold them recently to a friend. i know my comment is dumb but i remembered that.

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  • Selma Mayer 2 years ago

    Thank you Samantha and team!

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  • no noah 2 years ago

    Hey stop sending me ads. Your voice gives me a headache and your political commentary is equivalent to an intelligent highschooler who learned about ideology.

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  • Angry Hank 2 years ago

    Can’t Understand Normal Thinking.

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  • TyPhenirW0LF 2 years ago

    Thank God Samantha Bee isn’t doing activism for my people or my community. I will try to support my local Asian community to undo the damage this atrocious person is doing with her Faux activism.

    It’s a shame white liberals have to ruin everything. They really have no clue how disgusting they are to the entire world. Hopefully this is the death throes of another lame late night talk show run by a host who doesn’t have a clue about the real world or what it means to work for a living.

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  • Pat's Amazing Blends 2 years ago

    How is ‘more police’ the answer to everything in America?
    Especially when those affected are never consulted nor any attempt made to understand their existing relationship with the police?

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  • ehla 01 2 years ago

    I think asians, blacks, hispanics, indians, arabs, native Americans, all should support each other really Divided, we’re weak, united we can be stronger.

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  • PolskaWalczaca 2 years ago

    Go there and ask them to wash their hands after using a restroom!!!

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  • Tord Dannenberg 2 years ago

    Arent you the girl who called a kid with cancer a n*zi?

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  • Que serra 2 years ago

    Thanks sam

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  • Que serra 2 years ago

    I do so wish there was one of those anywhere in 500 miles here. I’d hang out.right now

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  • Dan Engelking 2 years ago

    I enjoyed your hype on the fake Russian bounty gate story. You are a pathetic pos!! If your lips are moving, you are lying!!!!!!!

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  • Gusstavv's Stuff 2 years ago

    Sam, you are contributing to the confusion. Asia is not only China.

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  • howtosjunkie 2 years ago

    Thank you Samantha Bee for highlighting what is happening in the AAPI community and how to help.

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  • zazaranger5 2 years ago

    Great segment Sam😎

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  • Nicole 2 years ago

    I love the show, but just a heads up that part of the video’s thumbnail actually features Singapore’s Chinatown—specifically, the layer with the colonial shophouses and the lanterns. It’s quite obvious because that style of architecture is unique to Southeast Asia. I feel like conflating parts of Asia with American Chinatowns kind of undermines the message of support for AAPI communities…

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  • DAVE MAURER 2 years ago

    Samantha Bee…professional race baiter.

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  • si 2 years ago

    Go to Hong Kong or Beijing with a fake black husband.

    1st question ,,”are you blind or does your monkey dance?”

    The most racist zenaphobic Humans on earth are these you defend.

    They sent my boo near to suicide.

    Ask one of your put upon individuals,
    “How would you feel if your child married a black person” (Without blatant cameras)

    You might be kinda disgusted by their beliefs.

    David “Miller” duke would say “THAT’S ENOUGH”

    “not like they’re all janitors”

    Don’t defend the oppressers,

    Expand your mind.

    After the answer,

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  • Dave Hempfields 2 years ago

    You rock

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  • Dave Hempfields 2 years ago

    Peace and health

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  • Natalia de oliveira 2 years ago

    “we need accomplices not allies” is the best advice against racism EVER and i am gonna use it ! bravo !

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  • jdmom29 2 years ago

    👍

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  • Melanie Jecker 2 years ago

    5:18 “when rent gets so high that you can no longer keep the business you have built…that is a type of violence, too”. um, no. it’s not. you can argue racism or discrimination or greed, but that’s not violence.

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  • HereNow 2 years ago

    Wait, Chinatown still exists? Oh… In New York City. Glad you addressed the issue of gentrification.

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