More than a third of Asian Americans have been victims of verbal abuse amid pandemic

A New York University study shows the psychological toll the pandemic is taking on Asian Americans.
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Our next guest is conducting an urgent study on the effects of xenophobia. And how does the Asian American community reacting to the troubling surge of racially motivated violence we'll findings are simply staggering researchers asked nearly 700 Asian Americans about the types of hate crimes they've experienced since the start of the pandemic 34%. Say they have been victims of verbal abuse point 4% site workplace discrimination 16%. Say they were cost on our spit at and twelve say they were assaulted. Physically. To discuss these numbers let's bring in one of the co authors of that study and why you associate professor doctor Doris Chang think she's so much for being here with us. He's reminds me a dutchess and clearly there is fear and anxiety and people are suffering in silence and Europe. Practicing clinical psychologist what the best ways to cope with this sort of collective stress and tension. So are. There is power and our stories are first of all talk about what's your feeling when you're going drew whether peaking. Are posting on social media filing a formal report should know that by sharing your stories you are actually helping others deal amount. A better sense of this problem. Secondly let's draw a straight to our community east let's re claim when in beautiful and meaningful our cultures. Because. Being proud of and we are actually a stance and then there are those of us. You are still struggling. Have been significantly stressed having a different kind of war functioning school. Species how C professional support don't sound friends island there's help available. And yet we should note that there is so much diversity within the Asian American Pacific islander community not just ethnically or culturally but also geographically were spread out all over the country which makes solidarity that much harder where the solutions going forward. Oh I do think doesn't. Indian media emerged as a powerful armed we are reaching us win our house. Sharing our stories connecting. On my unedited and to recognize Interior Minister mercy not everyone is happy dancing experience in this moment. I don't actually earn about differences and how are meeting. Is really important part of dealing solidarity. And we all know these events are prompting important and difficult conversations about racial reckoning soaks how to honor the struggles for example of the African American community while leaving space to talk about the pain in the Asian American community. Well I think we have to recognize act when there. Racism directed towards black communities are Asian communities or other communities back. That race isn't stems from the same room costs so we eat I think for see you began by educating herself on our own racial histories and he lacks. And how this current range anti Asian violence and discrimination. Into larger historical pattern and then me should be. Only strengthening our coalition. And our networks and community support. Building ally city communities and black brown and white as well. We collectively. To dismantle the roots of racism and our country. The best way to fight racism is with solidarity thank you so much stores Chang appreciate your. Time in your insights. Thank you.

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