Beginning in the mid-19th century, there has been a long history of racism, nativism, and xenophobia against Asian Americans when Asian immigrants were deemed “the yellow peril” and accused of being filthy disease carriers.
But with the onslaught of CoVID-19, yet another chapter in anti-Asian racism has unfolded with the first spike in anti-Asian hate crimes in March and April 2020. Then sharp increases in anti-Asian racist attacks and harassment continued throughout the pandemic. Stop AAPI Hate has collected nearly 4,000 reports from all 50 states in different Asian languages. This number is likely a gross under count as many victims do not wish to file reports on the website or with the police. Chinese are the largest ethnic group (42.2%) that report experiencing hate, followed by Koreans (14.8%), Vietnamese (8.5%), and Filipinos (7.9%).
The Asian Health Institute at the University of California, San Francisco saw to the seriousness of the situation, and mobilized senior Asian faculty leaders at UCSF to write a letter to the Chancellor of the Schools and the President/CEO of the Medical Center.
The documents listed under CoVID-Anti Asian Racism chronicle the testament to this advocacy effort. They are the very first time in UCSF’s entire history that the Chancellor has stood up for Asian communities, and it is especially significant that Asians in an academic institution have broken a common stereotype of being quiet and hard-working, but non-vocal.
There is much work ahead to correct systemic racism, but Asian faculty leaders at UCSF have etched a good beginning.
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