Politics in the Time of Corona - EP. 11: Anti-Asian Racism: A Feature of the COVID-19 Pandemic


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This podcast takes you to several cities/countries affected by COVID-19 to discuss social, economic, and political challenges facing their societies, with emphasis on the most vulnerable groups and on what this pandemic reveals about the human condition (wow, big phrase). Based on personal and incisive conversations with various interlocutors on location, we hope both to learn from others and to provide some solace as we address how we are collectively experiencing and dealing with similar challenges.

We will be speaking with our guests, one or several at a time, via Skype, and will try to have brief, informative, and non-draining calls within 20-30 minutes.

Stats: Coronavirus and Anti-Asian Racism in the United States - 100 hate crimes against Asian Americans on average according to reports. - Over 2,000 incidents of xenophobia and racism against Asian Americans. - In New York City, Chinese businesses have seen a drop of 30-80 percent in sales. - 47% of incidents occurred in businesses. - Over 30% of incidents occurred in public spaces. - Asian women were disproportionately targeted by racist incidents, with 70% of victims being female. - 40% of incidents directed towards people of Chinese descent. - Over ⅔ of incidents involved verbal harassment.

Hosted by Noura Erakat and Bassam Haddad Production Set by Khalid Namez Edited by Alicia Rodriguez Directed by Bassam Haddad Research by Naim Mousa

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