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www.cnn.com: Breaking the cycle of discrimination against Asian Americans

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But technical difficulties are far from the only challenge Asian Americans face today.

Asian Americans have reported surging hate crimes and attacks , triggered by the association of Covid-19 with China, where the outbreak was first detected.

And it’s clear that easing lockdown restrictions in America is only going to create more opportunities for racists to target Asian Americans, with potentially catastrophic results for our communities.

Here’s the problem: Asian American national advocacy organizations were already facing a period of crisis even before the pandemic broke.

“Outreach and engagement were slow, late, and did not reflect the diversity within the Asian American community.”

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