photo: Relevant Magazine
By Jenny Yang for Relevant
While many Americans are feeling fearful and vulnerable as COVID-19 continues to spread, one demographic finds themselves in a particularly frightening situation. Hate crimes against Asian Americans have spiked over the past month, and the FBI believes it will continue to rise in the coming months. I was particularly grieved to hear about two young Asian-American children being stabbed in Midland, Texas, because of their perceived connection to COVID-19. The victims survived, but the incident has sent shock waves through the Asian American community, leaving many fearful about going about their routine activities.