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Between March and June, more than 2,100 anti-Asian hate incidents related to COVID-19 were reported in America.

According to Pew Research, 31 percent of Asian adults were subject to slurs or jokes, and 58 percent said they found anti-Asian racism more common.

As the coronavirus continues to ravage the world, many have taken to blaming the Chinese and all Asians in a mix of racism and xenophobia.

President Trump has referred to the disease as the “Chinese virus” and “Kung Flu.”Is this spike in anti-Asian racism a new reaction to a global pandemic?

Is it a resurgence of anti-Asian sentiments that go back centuries to when the Far East was first colonized by the West?

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