In the most egregious hate crime thus far, an Asian American family, including a two-year-old girl, was stabbed at a Sam’s Club Store in Midland, Texas.
In those early months of the national crisis, we failed to thwart anti-Muslim racism before it became mainstream.
Just as Muslim and Arab Americans were scapegoated for 9/11, Chinese and Asian Americans are being collectively blamed for the coronavirus pandemic.
As early as February, Asian Americans started reporting an increasing number of hate crimes.
The undercurrent of anti-Asian racism has always lingered in the backdrop of US national security practices.