NPR: What It’s Like For Asian American Candidates During A Pandemic Marked By Racism

November 1, 2020 | by Chloee Weiner

“While the pandemic has made this an unprecedented election for all campaigns, it’s brought a particular challenge for the record number of Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates running this year… these candidates have faced an environment of heightened anti-Asian racism that has surged since the pandemic began.

A group called Stop AAPI Hate, one of a handful of tracking efforts launched this year, received more than 2,500 reports of anti-Asian incidents between March 19 and Aug. 5. And a United Nations document made public in October cited an “alarming level” of racially motivated violence and other incidents against Asian Americans in the U.S.”

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