Asian Americans are speaking up about the hate and racism they’ve experienced th…
Asian Americans are speaking up about the hate and racism they’ve experienced this last year and, in some cases, their entire lives. While this hatred directed at the Asian community is anything but new, animosity toward the group has grown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
There were 3,795 firsthand complaints of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans from March 19, 2020, through the end of February 2021, according to the coalition Stop AAPI Hate. Earlier this week, eight people — six of whom were Asian women — were killed in the Atlanta shootings at three spas. The incident shook up many in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
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