A middle-aged Asian woman wearing a mask was going for a walk when a woman screamed at her to get away from her.
A man spat on an Asian man waiting for the subway.
In the past, I had a habit of minimizing anti-Asian racism because it had been drilled into me early on that racism against Asians didn’t exist.
Since the coronavirus, what has been happening is a different strain of anti-Asian racism than the kind to which I’m accustomed.
The xenophobia culminated in a riot in which a white mob drove 300 Chinese immigrants out of their homes.