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3 ways Sinophobia may go unchecked in your life

After news of the Coronavirus in Wuhan broke, I braced myself for the waves of Sinophobia (anti-Chinese sentiment), racism, and discrimination that would quickly target East Asians. It was only a matter of time before I came across an article from a U.S. outlet which labeled a (misattributed) video of a Chinese woman eating a bat as “disgusting,” claiming that the exotic animal trade in China made its people deserving of Coronavirus. This angered me, but Sinophobia in America is hardly new. So, today I want to talk about three ways you may see it occur in your own life: 1. The Coronavirus travel ban (well, Coronavirus fear-mongering in general). In 2009, when the H1N1 virus emerged as the most common cause of influenza and rapidly spread across the world, the… Read more »