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Charlie Zong


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Asian, Asian American students say rise in anti-Asian violence underscores deeper issues

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, discrimination and violence against Asians and Asian Americans in the United States have increased, fueled by rhetoric like “Chinese virus” or “Wuhan virus” that taps into centuries-long tropes of Asians as disease carriers and invaders. Some students shared concerns about the safety of parents and family at home, and many reflected on the ways that stereotypes about Asians have affected their experiences as Blue Devils.

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