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www.vox.com: The coronavirus exposes the history of racism and “cleanliness”

Read Full Article Here: https://www.vox.com/2020/2/7/21126758/coronavirus-xenophobia-racism-china-asians

The coronavirus outbreak has created global anxiety since the first cases were reported in Wuhan, China, late last year.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus an international public health emergency.

In the UK, Chinese restaurants say they are struggling for business because of widespread misconceptions about the “cleanliness” of their food.

pic.twitter.com/hH4AgQKluM — Adrienne Shih (@adrienneshih) January 30, 2020The fact that some believe racist stereotyping is “normal” shows that the coronavirus isn’t creating xenophobia out of nowhere.

Racism is taking place not only in the West and between non-White countries, he said, but within China itself.

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