'Fresh Off the Boat' star Hudson Yang talks how to stop hate, racism against Asian Americans

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- "I was Asian. I wasn't cool enough."

Hudson Yang starred on ABC's groundbreaking sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat" ever since he was 9-years-old. But now that he's a teenager, he has some powerful thoughts on racism and xenophobia in his community.

He sat down with ABC7 News Anchor Dion Lim to talk about ways to stop hatred in an age when hate crimes have spiked against Asian Americans due to COVID-19.

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