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citiesspeak.org: Challenging Anti-Asian Xenophobia During COVID

Read Full Article Here: https://www.nlc.org/article/2020/10/08/challenging-anti-asian-xenophobia-during-covid/

At the onset of the novel coronavirus, Asian communities faced an unrelenting wave of xenophobia and anti-Asian racist rhetoric, verbal abuse, and physical violence.

Benny Lee, a councilmember in San Leandro, California, and Janice Zahn, a councilmember in Bellevue, Washington, discussed how xenophobia and anti-Asian racism has affected their Asian residents and communities throughout the pandemic.

He also asked our Chinese residents to report racist incidents to the police.

Will people express their pent-up anger and frustration from so many months of staying home on our Asian community?

Councilmember Lee: On top of speaking out against racism and xenophobia personally, we, as a Council, issued a proclamation denouncing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia.

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