A study conducted by the Stop AAPI (Asian-American Pacific Islander) Hate Youth Campaign found that 1 in 4 young Asian Americans have personally experienced anti-Asian hate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“After March 10, when the president first used the phrase ‘Chinese virus’ in a tweet, Stop AAPI Hate saw an exponential increase in reported anti-Asian hate incidents,“ according to the study.
In mid-September, House Democrats voted to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the COVID-19 outbreak and approved a Democratic resolution on a mostly party-line vote.
Republicans said Trump was turning his ire toward China’s government and not Asian Americans.
Trump in March insisted that Asian Americans were “amazing people” and not at fault for spreading the virus.