SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Since the pandemic began, 19-year-old Elizer StaJuana says he was assaulted twice waiting for public transportation in Melbourne, Australia.
Around the world, thousands of people have experienced discrimination and hate since the pandemic began.
Others have been reported online to Stop AAPI Hate, a center established with partners including SF State and the advocacy group Chinese for Affirmative Action.
The intimidation and bullying has gotten so bad she plans to put in her 30 days notice next week.
Yan encourages people who witness harassment or hear racist remarks around them to say something and take action.