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.