Anti-Chinese Rhetoric Tied to Racism Against Asian Americans
6/17/20 – Xenophobic statements about China and Chinese people correlate with incidents of racism against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- In 502 incidents out 1,843 incident reports (27.2%), respondents to Stop AAPI Hate reported that their assailants specifically mentioned the terms “China” or “Chinese” during the incidents of discrimination.
- News accounts about racism against Asian Americans that discussed anti-China rhetoric increased from one article in the week of March 8, 2020 to 35 articles in the week April19, 2020.
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