Anti-Asian Violence and Discrimination in the Coronavirus Era

With the establishment of the United States as the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans are feeling the impact of the crisis. But many in Asian American communities are also facing hatred directed towards those perceived to be responsible because the president and other public figures have played up the fact that the virus emerged in China.

I spoke for Asia Pacific Forum with Professor Russell Jeung, professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University,  about his work monitoring anti-Asian violence and discrimination in the coronavirus era, including the website Stop AAPI Hate where individuals can report hate incidents.