From guns to GoPros, Asian Americans seek to deter attacks The coronavirus first seen in China is now ravaging the U.S., and Asian Americans are continuing to wrestle with a second epidemic: hateWhen Eddie Song leaves his Manhattan home, it can feel like heading into battle.
Many Asian Americans say they want to safely confront racist bullying and harassment, and grassroots groups are sharing — virtually, of course — ways to defuse abuse.
The agency doesn’t track background checks by race, but several media outlets have reported Asian Americans making up a large portion of those in long lines at gun shops in the last two months.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice is promoting just that with bystander training.
In New York City, a Facebook group pairs people with Asian Americans afraid to venture out alone.