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www.pbs.org: Asian Americans describe ‘gut punch’ of racist attacks during coronavirus pandemic

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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.

READ MORE: Asian Americans report rise in racist attacks amid pandemic“I talk about the Chinese virus and — and I mean it.

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.

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