US: Asian Americans warn of ‘xenophobia’ over coronavirus outbreak | AFP

As the usually bustling streets of Chinatown in Los Angeles are mostly deserted amid fears about the coronavirus outbreak, Asian Americans say they are being unfairly associated with the disease. “The thing that I am actually most concerned about is kind of the racial profiling and xenophobia that’s been happening,” says Tiffany Yu, the CEO of a disability advocacy organization. “I think there is still a lot of research that’s being done around coronavirus but the fact that people within the Asian community, people who look Asian, people who look Chinese are being identified as having the virus, I think is a little bit more concerning of a reaction that’s happening.”

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