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Nearly a third of Asian Americans said they’ve been subject to racist slurs or jokes since the coronavirus pandemic began, a Pew study found.

And nearly a third of Asian Americans (31%) say they’ve been subject to racist slurs or jokes, the study found, while 26% say they’ve feared someone might physically attack them.

“And in particular, young Black adults say they’ve seen the support versus those who are older, so that’s interesting,” Ruiz said.

“Something happened since the coronavirus outbreak, where the general public thinks there’s more racist views towards Black and Asian Americans,” Ruiz said.

The study notes that Asian Americans are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in the United States.

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