Coronavirus: The rise of anti-Asian racism during COVID-19
Before George Floyd was killed, this pandemic was infected with racism. Asian Canadians have been targeted with people lashing out at them in the mistaken belief that somehow their Asian descent makes them responsible for the novel coronavirus. As Robin Gill reports, it’s reopening old wounds. Also, Dawna Friesen speaks with professor Carol Liao, who teaches law at UBC, about the rise of anti-Asian racism, how pervasive it is and what needs to be done to combat the issue.