As the U.S. continues its battle against COVID-19, it is also battling a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. A recent report found that hate crimes against Asian Americans in major U.S. cities surged by nearly 150 percent in 2020 —even as the number of overall hate crimes fell. Stephanie Sy looks at how the violence has marred one community, and how they are coming together in its wake.
I was running here in Oakland. A car had come up. And the man in the car yelled “coronavirus” at me.Asian American community battles surge in hate crimes stirred from COVID-19 | PBS NewsHour