There’s something spreading faster than the coronavirus…racism | USA TODAY

There's something spreading faster than the coronavirus...racism | USA TODAY 1


Asian Americans open up about xenophobic microaggressions during coronavirus outbreak.
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As coronavirus spreads across the U.S., Asian Americans share how racism and microaggressions have, too.

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98 Comments on "There’s something spreading faster than the coronavirus…racism | USA TODAY"

  1. Victorious Vehicon | March 12, 2020 at 8:48 PM | Reply

    It doesn’t surprise me. You’d be surprised how cruel people can get when they’re scared, that is if you didn’t understand how repulsive human nature can be.

    • Carole Hardy | March 30, 2020 at 1:23 AM | Reply

      Victorious Vehicon Anything that is not of love is of fear Keep safe and well fm new zealand

    • Athony Nesbitt | March 31, 2020 at 10:48 PM | Reply

      My nature is of pure love, i love all races & my goal is to unite all race & put Hatred in the grave forever

    • Cyrus the great | April 9, 2020 at 3:51 AM | Reply

      Fact of the matter is China is the epicenter of world most viruses and diseases. For example after 2003 SARS and AVIA flu break out, the Chinese were told to close those wet markets but they didn’t. The world is paying for their eating habits. not to mention the cruelty toward animals and eating everything that moves. China also hid information about the virus form the world for two months.

    • no americans ar eraicst to every country

    • Cyrus the great | May 5, 2020 at 3:45 PM | Reply

      @David Lin Then why they allow many people to immigrate to U.S? U.S is not perfect, but at least there’s animal and human rights. Unlike China no animal or human rights.

  2. My friends are avoiding me at school because I’m korean.

  3. shinobiSnax 1 | March 13, 2020 at 7:27 AM | Reply

    Black people left the chat

  4. sara lipkind | March 20, 2020 at 5:05 AM | Reply

    If anyone coughs I walk away doesn’t matter what race they are

  5. You reap what you sow, so always be mindful of how you treat others. A lot of what’s going on in the world is generational karma. Better tighten up those boot straps guys.

  6. “united” states is a joke 😂

    • кармен | March 26, 2020 at 4:39 AM | Reply

      ilove2929 true true

    • Vanessa Roberts | March 30, 2020 at 3:03 PM | Reply

      Yeah they are but look what’s happening there now
      So many people are dying man!!! The only concern they should have is self isolating…

    • I don’t understand how the United States is a joke, the premise that so many people are dying here is false. We may have the most KNOWN cases but we have one of the lowest mortality rates at 1.3%. Italy’s mortality rate is 9.7%. Also we have done more testing than any other country and so more cases are uncovered.

    • Prager U USA is a trash country when it comes to kindness during covid 19

    • ilove2929 the United States is not a joke you’re a joke for adding race cards to play the victim parts I hope the United States under stands and puts you in your place everytime you play the racist victim

  7. Remember these people who are using racial slurs are also likely the people who’s not socially distancing and still going to party as usual.

    • and the asians who are experiencing racism are not social distancing either. how can you experience racism under quarantine?

    • gooker when they go out to stock up on groceries?????????or do u seriously think being under quarantine means people really stay at home 24/7 lmao

  8. Magical StarryAJ | March 27, 2020 at 10:07 PM | Reply

    I am Asia-American, I not even Chinese when I was in a store and someone said “are you Chinese?” “Asians are disgusting” “get out of the store you might get other people coronavirus” I feel scared and tired of being stereotyped because of cultures and more. This even happened when I was in pre-school where I was stereotyped and offended.When a teacher played a person saying my language the whole class laughed while me embarrassed.I Hope one day It”ll stop. 😕

  9. nicefromtheice | March 27, 2020 at 10:56 PM | Reply

    Some people experienced this their whole life, welcome to the table yall its nice to see some new faces

    • @R A But these are Chinese-Americans not Chinese people in China. Plus not all Chinese people are racist.

    • @Phia Kate Just because they didn’t make videos doesn’t mean they weren’t speaking out against it.

    • @chevon1920 So just because it’s not bad means we shouldn’t talk about it? Just because there are wars means we shouldn’t talk about the #BlackLivesMatters movement or the #MeToo movement. It might not be as bad but it needs to be talked about.

    • The Native Americans and Africans have suffered because of the ‘Europeans’ and Chinese. China has suffered because of Japan, etc. We’ve all suffered at least at one point. Human need to overcome racism if we wanna survive and advance as a species. There are still good people in this world, no matter which country they’re from.

    • Tom Millar | May 7, 2020 at 6:16 PM | Reply

      get over yourself

  10. japanese and korean: stop using the term asian!

    chinese: ..asian!

  11. William Ramirez | March 28, 2020 at 4:14 PM | Reply

    Someone always gets picked on now they gave the Arabs a break.

  12. Seniru Perera | March 30, 2020 at 5:45 AM | Reply

    this is so staged 2:57  you don’t even look chinese

    • Daniel Garcia | March 31, 2020 at 9:22 PM | Reply

      Ngl I was thinking the same thing😂

    • Seniru Perera | April 1, 2020 at 5:13 AM | Reply

      @Daniel Garcia facts

    • She literally said that she wasn’t and said that she was part Asian but she didn’t really tell us which one she was Korean Japanese Chinese Thai Vietnamese she could be any of those but she didn’t tell us she only part Asian she didn’t say that she was Chinese

    • Seniru Perera | April 6, 2020 at 11:10 PM | Reply

      @yuxia liu true

    • Teman Pemancing | May 8, 2020 at 1:24 AM | Reply

      She is asian but not Chinese. Could be mixed or having white ancestor like the Filipino but she was caked up too in the video so can’t really tell precisely

  13. Proud to be Asian

  14. geez, i’m asian and I’m no where near being this soft.

  15. Gayathri Andra | March 31, 2020 at 4:19 AM | Reply

    And Americans need to know one thing that All Chinese are Asians but all the Asians are not Chinese.
    Koreans and Japanese are not Chinese.

  16. Americans have always been racists. They just needed a good reason to condone their discriminatory actions.

    • my5kies yummy | April 5, 2020 at 1:59 PM | Reply

      American is not racist it’s the president…..and white ppl fr the most part but America is a stolen country so please speak facts 💯

    • Therealityoftoday | April 6, 2020 at 12:54 PM | Reply

      Racism is in every country on earth and has been for centuries. Asians are some of the most racist people in the world against anyone who is not Asian especially in Asian countries. So “Americans” are not anything more or anything less than the rest of the world. Do not throw rocks when you live in a glass house.

    • Chinese people are infinitely more racist, they just need to stop complaining until they learn to be better people.

    • @Crystal Moell we dont actaully we honor black people cause of basketball

    • Sebastian Games | May 7, 2020 at 4:14 AM | Reply

      Its not because of america, its about the duck if you know what I mean…

  17. Chris Oceane | April 1, 2020 at 12:43 PM | Reply

    and recently, a filipino guy was punched by an italian man thinking this filipino is chinese… ASIA IS NOT CHINA! and not all chinese are carriers mdfka! no one wants this virus..

    • @Bella Sumawang does it justify the action if it was a Chinese person and not Filipino?

    • Patrick VanBramer | April 17, 2020 at 12:13 AM | Reply

      The Filipino guy probably apologized to the Italian guy, after the fact, being the better person. The virus infected Italy and there are many cases there also. So maybe one day it will catch up. This World is made up of Hate and there’s always someone to point fingers at, To Blame. I don’t know who, what to trust anymore. News is corrupt. People Lie. And If they are honest, the others lies have already put distrust in the good and right and just. Chinese, sadly will have this Coronavirus labeled to them because they’re Chinese, just like when Germans are labeled Nazi’s just for being German. People ridicule and are so cruel. They react too soon and out of ignorance they regret, hopefully if the have a conscience, a heart. The way of the world, The worldly way. There’s a lot of Good out there and a lot of evil. I want to be on the good side and to be remembered for being the way I should be anyways, otherwise you are really just forgotten. I’m not anything special, just trying my Best to do what’s right. It’s a battle and I choose to be on God’s side. To my Pinoy Brothers and Sisters. I Love you guys. Mahal Kita. I see you guys in the Philippine slums, with nothing, full of smiles and Thankfulness. Gratefulness. Much more than many who have, have. What a Great example to people who complain, even when they have so much. We cannot hide because He sees us and most are blinded by the other person they have become. They must go back to how they were intended to be. Put a smile on the face of Jesus. He suffered greatly for we who spat upon Him to Live and not to ridicule and bring others down. Show Love. Try, only try and there will be no regrets. Keep shining and God Bless all of You. Thank You.

    • Richard Sheetz | April 18, 2020 at 4:07 PM | Reply

      Chris Marce pinays allied with China we’re not allies anymore that Italian guy sucker punching the pinay was justified. Your dictator murdered Muslims, and ate a person on tv because of his race. Justified racism

    • Chris Oceane | April 19, 2020 at 7:37 AM | Reply

      @Stan Van TruffleButter im sorry thats not what i mean.. no one ever deserves to be punched by someone especially they didnt do anything!

    • American goverment already banned Chinese from coming to the U.S a few monthes ago. And also Chinese shouldn’t be punched too like any people.

  18. OVI-Wan Kenobi | April 1, 2020 at 10:32 PM | Reply

    2:49 That is the whitest looking “Asian” I have ever seen

    • @I love Chips thoose kiddo stuff and barbies u talking about all kpop stars r transgender

    • I bet your Chinese, yes we all know you look down on Black Africans in your country

    • Horda Dourada | May 11, 2020 at 8:42 AM | Reply

      @Therealityoftoday She looks like an Iranian and not an East Asian who are yellow. Iranians are the only white Caucasians in Asia after the Russians and Ukrainians!

    • Horda Dourada | May 11, 2020 at 8:49 AM | Reply

      @I love Chips But Koreans to look pale need plastic surgery and skin whitening to stay in the most westernized pattern, as Koreans are yellow, similar to aborigines whitened with small black melanins in some parts of the body, which is why they belong to the yellow race.

    • Horda Dourada | May 11, 2020 at 9:01 AM | Reply

      @ryan zad What good is it for the Chinese to disparage blacks if blacks are close relatives of them? The Chinese like to look down on blacks, while they are looked down on by whites!

  19. Deanne Northeimer | April 5, 2020 at 11:46 PM | Reply

    This is sad:-( Any Asian I’ve ever met has been respectful and gracious to me.

  20. I’m Chinese hurts my feelings when people say my country is bad I cried there’s tears in my eyes I get bullied because I’m Chinese please stop the hate..

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