NBC News: Some students say colleges not doing enough to combat coronavirus-fueled racism
NBC News - A social media post spread through the Barnard College and Columbia University campuses on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, quickly garnering hundreds of comments and shares earlier this month.
In it, a Chinese student at Barnard who had self-quarantined herself as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak was warned by a college official not to leave her dorm room. The student, Sylvia Su, had received an email from a deputy dean at the college, Natalie Friedman, asking why she had not been present when a meal was delivered to her room, warning that “a conduct charge” may be warranted. . . .
Margaret Fung, executive director of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, said she was concerned by reports that Asian Americans had faced racist remarks and quarantines not prompted by any evidence of exposure to the virus. . . .