As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic persists, attacks against Asians in America have continued to climb.
And glaringly, it is New York City — one of the most diverse cities in America — that’s seeing the highest spike in anti-Asian violence.
CGTN’s Liling Tan begins our coverage with this report.
Joining the discussion:
- Rosalind Chou is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University and the co-author of “The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism.”
- Crisanna Tang is a health care worker who was targeted by Anti-Asian hate.
- Elaine Reyes is a CGTN America News Anchor.
- Lok Siu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Over the past year, in an unrelenting series of episodes with clear racial animus, people of Asian descent have been pushed, beaten, kicked and called the ugliest of names. The violence has spanned many regions of the U.S., our analysis found. https://t.co/yMgRB5TIly
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 4, 2021
We can’t be silent in the face of rising violence against Asian Americans. That’s why today I’m taking additional steps to respond–including establishing an initiative at the Department of Justice to address anti-Asian crimes.
These attacks are wrong, un-American, and must stop.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 30, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) April 1, 2021
The spotlight on anti-Asian attacks in America is spilling over to New Zealand, and has highlighted the fact that such sentiments lurk beneath the surface here too.
— Newsroom (@NewsroomNZ) April 11, 2021