Optimism that US and China could find ways to improve their relationship and work together on issues of global concern, including the Covid 19 pandemic.
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.