People are taking the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to be racist to Asians, especially East Asians. We’ve all seen it being called the “Chinese virus.” I don’t know about you, but I myself have also seen coronavirus MEMES that are racist to Asian people. Some actual Asians don’t mind them, and that honestly makes me sad. You might think I have no sense of humour for disliking these kind of memes, but they are still racist, and they are NOT helping the situation whatsoever. Many of us eastern Asian people are being physically and verbally harassed in public, just because the virus originated in China. I’ve even heard stories of Asian restaurants running low on business because racists assume all of the employees have Covid. A virus does NOT have an ethnicity.
With that said, here are some questions:
- What do you think of the racism against Asians amid this pandemic?
- Have you been affected by it in any way? If so, how?