Hasunuma: We are All Chinese Now - USA

Special Issue: Pandemic Asia. 2020 July/August
The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus Volume 18 | Issue 15 | Number 14 | Article ID 5443 | Aug 01, 2020
Mit freundlicher Erlaubnis von Japan Focus.

We are All Chinese Now:
COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Racism inthe United States

Linda Hasunuma

As COVID-19 spread across the United States, so did incidents of racial harassment and violence against Asian Americans which exposed uncomfortable truths about race relations in the United States. President Trump’s racist rhetoric and the spread of viral social media videos and posts created a heightened sense of danger, blame, and fear - making all Asians “Chinese” in the United States and potential targets for racial abuse.

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