• Runyu Wang

Police warn Covid related Discrimination cases increase

Because of the COVID-19, there are many ways for Americans to show their racism discriminate.

From February to April, NYC logged 284 Coronavirus-related harassment and discrimination.

According to the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, or A3PCON, and Chinese for Affirmative Action, many Americans had attacked Asian-Americans online, screamed at them in the streets and on public buses, and even physically assaulted them. Someone yelled, “Fucking Chinese,” or spat at Asian-Americans, and hit their coats, scarves, and faces.

COVID-19 broke up in Wuhan, China, but no direct evidence to show the first came to China. That is China to find out the patients of COVID-19 cannot breathe, and they need ventilators. Ironically, the new coronavirus pneumonia virus tested positive for nucleic acid in droplets, tears, urine, feces, saliva, and blood. How could they spat on others? They lack the consciousness of protecting others. For Asain- Americans, it was perilous to leave their homes to buy groceries, pick up prescriptions, or just leave their homes fora walk in their neighborhoods.

More ironically, many in public and even elected officials, including President Trump, have insisted on calling the illness the “Chinese virus” or “Kung Flu,” which experts say has incited hate against Asians worldwide.

Trump even used “CHINESE” instead of “corona” in his note.

Council legislation would amend According to the city code, amended by the council legislation, the definition of harassment in housing includes threats against people based on whether they are impacted by COVID-19, their status as an essential worker, or their receipt of a rental concession or forbearance. This harassment would be subject to civil penalties between $2,000 and $10,000 under the proposed law.

However, for African Americans, the COVID-19 makes their situation more dangerous.

Because of the housing segregation and redlining, African Americans have to live in the communities with the under-resourced — limiting access to quality schools, food, medical care, jobs, housing, and business ventures.

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