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Peter Huang, Asian American missioner in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles told Episcopal News Service.

Jeung, chair and professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, a webinar speaker, helped launch a website, Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate in March 2020 to document COVID-19 associated attacks.

Trump’s inflammatory political rhetoric and the United States’ history of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Asian-born Americans have led to a rise in hate speech and hate crimes against Americans of Asian descent.

The issue is further complicated by a long history of racism against Asian Americans.

That history continues to foster a perception that Asian Americans identify with Asian countries and not the United States, Lee said.

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