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However, recent opinion pieces from actor John Cho and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang provide a window into the varying (and often conflicting) Asian American responses to COVID-fueled xenophobia.

When compared side by side, Cho and Yang’s respective writings invoke theories about identity that have followed Asian Americans for decades.

However, the article was met with a generally negative reception from Asian Americans.

These arguments are nothing new and certainly not limited to the Asian American community — they are merely an extension of an assimilation-integration debate that spans centuries.

Then any racism would likely fade.”Examples of Yang’s assimilationism can be found throughout Asian American history.

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