Instead of taking the high road, the Biden campaign has offered its own version of xenophobic hype.
A Biden campaign spot released in mid-April juxtaposes Chinese medical workers in Tyvex suits with lines of Americans waiting to get tested for the virus.
“There’s a clear link between the rhetoric that’s being used and the increased harm to our community,” said John Yang, president of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC.
“Asian Americans are Americans,” he wrote in a statement.
A Q&A section contains the question: “Aren’t you being racist by blaming China and causing racist attacks against Chinese Americans?” “No one is blaming Chinese Americans,” the memo suggests candidates respond.