The novel coronavirus pandemic has Americans across the country fearful for their personal health and well-being, but for Asian Americans, the virus has stirred up another threat: a wave of verbal and physical attacks.
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Yang said Trump’s language has been echoed by Republican members of Congress as part of what he considers a “coordinated effort” targeting Asian Americans.
“There could be a little bit of nasty language toward the Asian Americans in our country, and I don’t like that at all,” Trump said.
Stop AAPI Hate, one tool created by California-based advocacy organizations, collects reports of hate incidents in seven languages.