Asian Americans Are Still Facing COVID-Related Racism Here’s How to Help Fight the Hate


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Ever since COVID-19 first spread nationwide, like many others, I always gear up with a face mask any time I leave my apartment in New York City for a quick sanity walk or grocery store run. But after being inundated with one too many stories of racist attacks, and even experiencing discrimination firsthand, I started also throwing on a pair of oversize sunglasses or a baseball cap, or both, to avoid being noticed as an Asian American woman. Masking my Asian-ness every time I stepped outside made me feel slightly safer against potential physical or verbal attacks. Even in NYC,...