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Asians are victims of pandemic-related racism

The New York Times 07/21/2020

Asian-Americans have been victims of hate acts related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. A coalition of civil rights groups have recorded more than 2,100 separate incidents over 15 weeks, including racist graffiti and people being beaten or denied entry into a business. Comments by prominent Americans, notably President Trump, have fed into anti-Asian sentiment. Mr. Trump has referred to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus” and “kung flu.”

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