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When Fear Of The Coronavirus Turns Into Racism And Xenophobia
Mar 4, 2020 · 25 min
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As international health agencies warn that COVID-19 could become a pandemic, fears over the new coronavirus' spread have activated old, racist suspicions toward Asians and Asian Americans. It's part of a longer history in the United States, in which xenophobia has often been camouflaged as a concern for public health and hygiene.
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