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I’m usually satisfied with students just acquiring new knowledge about Asian American history.”

Scholars are addressing this topic in the classroom, in their research — the Journal of Asian American Studies put out an urgent call for submissions this week for a special issue on racism and the COVID-19 pandemic — and in outreach to Asian American communities.

We’re doing news content analysis, we’re doing these daily incident reports and we’re looking at social media.” Jeung said researchers are monitoring social media sites for viral racist memes and tracking how the term #Chinesevirus gets tweeted, and its impact.

He has begun analyzing discourse about the virus in the media and social media.

If you’re Asian American, you make a distinction between Chinese and Asian American, but in our society a lot of people do not.”

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