Peter Tsai, the Taiwanese American inventor of the N95 mask technology, shared his thoughts on working in a time of rising anti-Asian sentiment and anxieties due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Many have hailed Tsai as a role model for working in spite of the difficult conditions for many who have similar backgrounds.
Immigrants, he said, must work harder and contribute more to society than native-born citizens to gain respect.
“If you think you need to work harder in order to get the same position and then it is unfair.
If you think of it another way, to work harder is my hobby,” he said.