It’s been frustrating to see the Atlanta story unfold, and harder still to see America and the mainstream media finally catch up to what Asian Americans have known and felt for a year. The community was alarmed when Trump first uttered the slur “Kung Flu,” or mocked Asians by scrunching his face and bucking his teeth while saying “CHY-na Virus.”
When the leader of the free-world models racism, his mignons and followers listened. There are now nearly 4,000 instances of anti-Asian hate. We didn’t need Atlanta to know that, but it seems like the rest of the country did.
I’ll be commenting more in the coming days. Read my columns on the AALDEF website.