ARTICLE: To Save Ourselves from Ourselves, We Must Become Culturally Intelligent
Renee Bhatti-Klug's article is featured in Medium.
One week into the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, Asian-Americans reported over 650 incidents of overt verbal or physical attacks, motivated solely on the basis of their racial identities. Asian-Americans relayed stories, from non-Asians refusing to stand near them in grocery store lines for fear of becoming infected, to their being spit on and directly blamed for the virus, which had been discovered in China (A3PCON, 2020). Notwithstanding that many of those attacked were not of Chinese descent, most wondered what they had done to deserve such abuse.
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