Investigation:Asian Americans and blacks encounter more discrimination during the epidemic, and wearing masks will cause suspicion
According to USA Today, at a time when the United States is facing a crisis, Americans’ attitude toward minorities seems to become more unfriendly, especially when it comes to Asian and black Americans.
AAJC (Asian Americans Promoting Justice) John C. Yang, chairman and executive director of the organization, said the findings confirmed the feedback that his organization and other organizations have received over the past few months.
The Anti-Defamation League said in mid-June that since January, reports of harassment and threats against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have proliferated.
Yang said,”Our community is working hard to cope with the xenophobic attacks of COVID-19. We know that both Asians and blacks have to struggle with the contradiction of wearing a mask to protect their health at the risk of being heartbreaking, which is heartbreaking The data from this research report indicates that the language that incites xenophobia is exacerbating the direct discrimination and attacks facing our community.”
Trump has been fuelling this matter in public, in public Openly use discriminatory language.
In a Pew survey released on June 12, researchers found that 48%of the public believed that Trump made things worse in terms of race relations, 68%of blacks and 62%of Asian Americans hold the same view.
Huang Zhengyu, chairman of the Hundred People Committee of a well-known Chinese-American organization, said that Asian Americans are increasingly finding themselves to be infamous because Americans consider them to be foreigners, not compatriots.
“The threat of violence and discrimination does not exist in a vacuum,” Huang said.”This is why our organization has repeatedly called on political candidates, including Trump, not to make inflammatory or divisive remarks, to deliberately create panic, and not to use racial or ethnically suggestive advertising for political gain.”
The survey released on Wednesday was conducted from June 4th to 10th, and 9654 American adults participated. At that time, the Minneapolis City Police shot and killed George Freud, which triggered widespread protests.
Neil Ruiz, deputy director of global migration and population research at the Pew Research Center, said some people’s answers may have been influenced by these demonstrations and the resulting national discussion on racism .
For example, although 45%of black adults said in response to the survey that it was more common to express racist views to them, 51%said they heard a voice of support.
Alvin Tiller, associate professor of political science at Northwestern University and expert in racial and ethnic politics Li said the survey accurately represented the situation facing the Asian and African American communities. He added that the finding of increased hostility towards these groups is consistent with his research and the information he obtained from other sources.
Tilleri said that more information is needed to draw conclusions about the supportive remarks heard by black Americans during frequent protests, but his conclusion is clear that the president’s Some remarks have led to American hostility towards Asians.
Tilleri said, “Although he may treat these remarks as a joke or an attack on foreigners, the reality is that our fellow Asians are causing this in the wider public. Suffers in the face of racism. I know Trump has also condemned hate crimes against Asian Americans, but the reality is that if he later begins to make fun of hatred and racism, these condemnations will be useless.”