Program leaders held a virtual launch last Wednesday that Democratic vice presidential pick Kamala Harris kicked off.
Harris gave a speech emphasizing the need to protect and support AAPI youth in the coming school year and beyond.
“We know the strength of lifting up our young leaders and doing everything we can to support them and their families.
“When he uses those terms, people began to see the virus as Chinese and Chinese as having the virus.
President Donald Trump began using the term “Chinese virus” in March, and he has repeatedly referred to COVID-19 as “kung flu.”