By Dino-Ray Ramos. Leaving in good spirits, Cola stepped into the elevator with a fellow Asian who was also at the popular L. Four white men also entered. She told the man the question was inappropriate and that he needed to apologize. He ended up doing so, but at the same time, Cola admitted she was in shock.
‘Reality is hitting me in the face’: Asian Americans grapple with racism due to COVID-19
The Asian Fight Against Discrimination During The Coronavirus Pandemic – Deadline
Conversations about race and racism in the United States tend to focus on anti-Blackness and white supremacy. At times, this binary has obscured anti-Asian racism from public view. However, in the past months, coronavirus-related hate crimes against Asian Americans have spiked dramatically nationwide. These incidents range from verbal assault to violent attacks, such as the March 14 stabbing of a Hmong American family in Texas and an April 5 acid attack on a Chinese American woman in Brooklyn. And studies have shown that the majority of East Coast infections can be traced to individuals who recently traveled to Europe.