Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: The rise of racism against Asian Americans amid the coronavirus crisis


A national spike in anti-Asian hate crimes — including a recent mass shooting in Atlanta — is prompting a national conversation. From physical assault to harassment to discrimination, Asian Americans have experienced a harrowing array of violence in the US, made more acute amid the coronavirus crisis. As part of The World's series of conversations with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a panel discussion addressing anti-Asian racism and the pandemic.

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