The seemingly 'positive' stereotypes commonly associated with the model minority myth that are regarded as harmless have silenced the struggles of Asian Americans.
Biden calls out the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the pandemic, saying they're "attacked, harassed, blamed and scapegoated" "They are forced to live in fear for their lives just walking down streets in America. It's wrong, it's un-American and it must stop"
Hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans and Asian immigrants have skyrocketed during the pandemic. That’s why our Administration has taken actions to address these xenophobic attacks. We must continue to commit ourselves to combating racism and discrimination.
94-1, Senate passes bill to combat hate crimes against Asian-Americans. Josh Hawley was the lone NO vote
Now do you understand why calling it the “China Virus” can fuel real life and death consequences for Asians and Asian-Americans?
"Being a 9 year NBA veteran doesn't protect me from being called 'coronavirus' on the court." Jeremy Lin detailed the racism that he and other Asian Americans have experienced. #StopAsianHate (via @JLin7 )
Asian Americans are VERY angry at what China has done to our Country, and the World. Chinese Americans are the most angry of all. I don’t blame them!