The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into an unprecedented reality as countries around the globe grapple with the disease.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice — AAJC, a civil rights organization, started a website called Stand Against Hatred, where Asian Americans can self-report instances of racism and microaggressions on a public platform.
John C. Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice — AAJC, said this type of language perpetuated instances of “bullying, harassing, or otherwise belittling and discriminating Asian Americans” in a number of reports.
Upon hearing the term once again, Jason Oliver Chang, Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, said he thought “it was dangerous and sad.”
However, the businesses that took a harder economic hit and loss of foot traffic were Asian American amid coronavirus-fueled xenophobia.