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By Joshua HollandNORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLYA recent report by the Asian Pacific Policy Planning Council found 350 direct incidents of discrimination against Asian Americans since March 19, more than a month into the COVID-19 pandemic.

For many Asian Americans, the current health crisis has unleashed a new boldness in how openly people are displaying harassment and discrimination.

A report by Kaiser Family Foundation revealed nearly half of uninsured Asian Americans are not citizens and 23% of lawfully present immigrants are also uninsured.

Every day they remain closed and every day people aren’t out and spending money is hurting small businesses.

“If folks are looking to support organizations that are supporting smaller businesses and organizations, they should look at donating to organizations that are providing direct support to Asian Americans.”Joshua can be reached at [email protected]

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