Panelists let the community know they are supported in these unprecedented times and shared resources available through their organizations.
People of Asian descent report having strangers cough on or shout at them, notes and graffiti left on cars, hostile messages chalked on sidewalks, drivers who refuse them as paying ride customers, and even a stabbing in Milwaukee.
According to Jessica Boling of the Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition of Wisconsin, some 1,700 incidents against people of Asian descent have been reported nationally since the COVID-19 crisis.
It’s not the so-called ‘Asian Community’.
It’s our community, and people of Asian descent are part of our community, part of my community,” Rhodes-Conway said.