Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York CityLocal lawmakers are standing in solidarity with the Asian American community as extreme anti-Asian xenophobia is on the rise across the city following the global coronavirus outbreak.
“We must not let this virus become the trigger for a wave of pre-existing racist sentiments against Asian Americans.
Since the coronavirus outbreak, Asian American businesses in many industries throughout New York, particularly in the service and retail sector, have also suffered dramatic declines in revenue.
As Public Advocate, Williams said, “We cannot let fear and bigotry overcome facts amid the rise in coronavirus cases.
Our office stands in solidarity with our Asian American communities and all of our immigrant communities, especially during these cases and the hysteria surrounding them.”