One of the worst things that can happen to Asians in America is Asian Discrimination. Especially since the pandemic, there is a lot of Asian hate thinking that we spread the corona virus to America. There are many stereotypes and discrimination towards Asian Americans that have been around for a long time.
Ever since the 1900s, Asians have been facing discrimination. However, certain events have peaked this discrimination to a high level. One of these events is 9/11, where non native Americans, including Asians, were being discriminated against and accused of being terrorists because we weren’t “Real Americans.”
However, the response to this is much different from discrimination towards other races, like African Americans. Madison Xu, from a New York Times Essays states, “However, we tend to react differently to Asian stereotypes. While there are plenty of derogatory tropes (think bad drivers who eat dogs), Asians in this country are often viewed as smart and industrious — a “model minority.” But the truth is, all stereotypes are ultimately dehumanizing, stripping people of their individuality and objectifying them in ways that can lead to shameful violations like the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.” These events, even though it has lowered, is still going on today.
The Corona Virus is one example of when Asian discrimination peaked, as people would blame Asians for spreading the Corona Virus to Americans. We should stop these Asian stereotypes or else Asians and Asian Americans will still be in threat of racist violence.
“Recognizing that anti-Asian prejudice is deeply rooted in American history is the first step toward dismantling those dangerous stereotypes.” — Madison Xu