Coronavirus’ Impact on Asian/Asian American Racism

Fact Sheet

To summarize, many Asians and Asian Americans suffer with mental health problems everyday but most of them go unreported. Along with not reporting or doing anything about their mental health problems, they also will sometimes not report any instances in hate crimes and harassments. Asian Americans feel like racism towards their kind is often lookedContinue reading “Fact Sheet”

Legislative History

Yes, coronavirus started this sudden spike in the hatred and racism towards Asians; but that doesn’t mean that Asians have not gone through years and years of discrimination and being belittled. Racism towards Asians has always seemed to be pushed aside and not taken seriously. In late March, California Congresswoman Judy Chu stated that thereContinue reading “Legislative History”

Actions

There are a lot of people who need mental health care but cannot afford it. The government should put out new ways to provide mental health care to Asian people who are affected by coronavirus-related attacks and issues. It will not be easy to do this right away and we would need to come upContinue reading “Actions”

Decisions

The idea of government officials giving resources such as mental health care for those affected by racist acts advocated towards coronavirus is a great idea. Those who are affected by these spiteful hate crimes go through so much trauma and anxiety; often leading to PTSD and depression.  There should be easy access to more culturallyContinue reading “Decisions”

Options

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus made a letter encouraging public authorities to help stop the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus that can increase violence and anxiety amongst the pandemic. Public authorities can likewise uphold crafted by nongovernmental associations by considering individuals who commit these hate crimes responsible for their actions. They should getContinue reading “Options”

Findings

There was a study led by Angela Gover, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Colorado. It stated that coronavirus has brought not only the deadly virus, but a large recurrence of hate crimes towards Asian-Americans. By looking at the historical context, the authors of this study broke down two data setsContinue reading “Findings”

Background

It is reported that on December 31st, 2019, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) China office had first reports of an unknown virus that happened with numerous pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. With this epidemic that seemed to be under control in China at the time, it started to turn into a tremendous global pandemic. ThereContinue reading “Background”

About Me

My name is Tiffany Pham and I am a senior at George Mason University. I am majoring in Communication with a double concentration in public relations and media production & criticism. I am very excited to share with you guys my research on how coronavirus has affected Asians and Asian-Americans. Racism towards Asians is something that I am very passionate about and I would love to spread awareness to you folks reading.

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