British Chinese Labour MP Sarah Owen Says Pandemic ‘Lifted Lid’ On Anti-Asian Racism


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Sarah Owen MP Sarah Owen MP British Chinese MP Sarah Owen has described how the Covid-19 crisis has “lifted the lid” on anti-Asian racism as she called for more leadership from the government. The Luton North MP says she has been repeatedly targeted online and that racists see the pandemic as “an excuse almost to either devalue us or lump us together”. She called for politicians to take “a leadership stance” on the issue amid fears racism could worsen. It comes after US president Donald Trump has frequently called Covid-19 “the Chinese virus” and a survey in May said anti-Chinese...