Emil Guillermo: Nearly 700 cases of anti-Asian American hate crimes after Trump’s “Chinese Virus” talk
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Emil Guillermo talks to San Francisco State Asian American Studies chair Russell Jeung about the numbers of Asian Americans who have come forward to describe stabbings, hateful name calling, and even people spitting and coughing on them. Almost 100 reports have come in daily since March 19. Women are three times more likely to report harassment than men; 61 percent of the cases are non-Chinese. Two-thirds of all reports involved verbal harassment.
Listen to Emil’s interview with Prof. Russell Jeong.
And read Emil’s column on Trump’s use of the phrase, “Chinese Virus.”
Emil Guillermo is an independent journalist/commentator. Updates at www.amok.com. Follow Emil on Twitter, and like his Facebook page. The views expressed in his blog do not necessarily represent AALDEF’s views or policies.