New Site Collects Reports Of Racism Against Asian Americans Amid Coronavirus PandemicAs the coronavirus spreads and disrupts life across the country, Chinese Americans and other Asian Americans are facing a secondary threat: racism.
In recent weeks, blame has escalated into reports of harassment and even assault in places with large communities of Asian Americans.
In the site’s first eight days, it received more than 650 reports of discrimination — largely against the Asian American community.
We found hundreds of articles about policies that people thought were xenophobic, economic boycotts of Asian businesses and then later on about interactions that Asian Americans were having where people were bullying, taunting, harassing and now attacking.
What President Trump did was he insisted on calling it the “Chinese virus” and labeling coronavirus as a racial disease.