With the spread of coronavirus has come increased levels of racism directed toward Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans.
“It’s just so disheartening for people, no matter who, to single out Asian Americans as the culprit.”Zhou added that many other Asian Americans face more extreme discrimination in light of the pandemic.
A 19-year-old in Texas stabbed three Asian American family members, including two young children.
The conflation of the virus to Asian Americans is not unknown to the campus community.
“It’s just the complete sense of us-and-them that doesn’t take into account how Chinese Americans and people who are mistaken for Chinese Americans have been in this country, in many cases, for centuries.”Email: [email protected]Twitter: @yunkyomoonkRelated Stories:—As COVID-19 spreads, Evanston residents encounter anti-Asian racismComments