20 million people of Asian ancestry now live in the U.S.
The history of racism against Asian Americans and how the Covid-19 pandemic and political rhetoric resurfaced racist attitude towards Asian Americans.
One-third of Asian Americans fear the rising of threats, physical attacks and violence against them.
Violent attacks on Asian Americans is representative of the significant anti-Asian rhetoric that has occurred over the past year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Too often, attention to nonwhite groups is only as pressing as the injuries that they have suffered.
A Pew Research Center survey of 9,654 U.S. adults last June found that roughly 31% of Asian adults said they had been the subject of slurs or jokes.
An unspeakable tragedy” for both the victims’ families and an Asian-American community that has been reeling from high levels of racist attacks since early 2020.
The number of hate incidents reported represents only a fraction of the number of hate incidents that actually occured!
The US history has had a systemic, official and unofficial, exclusion for the Chinese, and this pandemic brought the debate back up again.
Terms like ‘China virus’ put Asian Americans in harm’s way.