Updated: Apr 1
Last year, the world endured a devastating situation in which a specific type of disease called Coronavirus spread throughout the entire world, killing millions of people and making thousands of others suffer physically, emotionally, and mentally. The virus started in Asia and then spread throughout most of the other Western and European countries that caused numerous other people to eventually succumb to it and perished.
Many Asian-Americans were physically assaulted, met with racial remarks, told to “return to their country and die”.
Many women were subjected to misogynistic and sexist treatment by other people with a prime example of several of them being brutally beaten in public transportation or simply on the streets
But for Asian-Americans, it’s an entirely different story of what they are going through right now as well as last year. They are suffering brutal attacks at the hands of other people because of racism, and the belief that they are responsible for bringing the virus from their country into the Western and European civilization. Many Asian-Americans were physically assaulted, met with racial remarks, told to “return to their country and die”. They were denied entrance into public places, are held directly responsible for causing the virus to become a pandemic. Some were beaten so severely that they succumbed to their injuries, others were forced to leave their jobs due to being confronted by other people. Many women were subjected to misogynistic and sexist treatment by other people with a prime example of several of them being brutally beaten in public transportation or simply on the streets.
An eighty-nine-year-old woman was burned alive by a group of people and another was hit several times in a supermarket. Moreover, Asian-Americans had parts of their bodies severely burned by acid along with a person who was stabbed on the streets. Foreign students were constantly being demanded to get out of the place before they cause the virus to spread throughout the entire university. People are even not allowed to spend the night in a hotel out of paranoia that they might contain the virus. Neighbors constantly telling other people to keep a distance from Asian-Americans who might infect the entire neighborhood. Many reporters who were at a certain occupation at their careers were subjected to harassment with several individuals telling them to “die” along with spitting on their faces.
The attacks were getting so out of control to the point where many Asian-Americans have considered leaving the state and relocating to another one. President Biden has strongly condemned the attacks and is preparing to take action against the act of racism along with Vice President Harris who also voiced her strong disapproval of what’s been surrounding the lives of Asian-Americans.
The hate crimes against Asian Americans started last year and, in this year, by the statistical analyses, they have increased even more with every single day
A shooting recently occurred in Atlanta, George that tragically resulted in the death of eight people most of them were Asian, fuelling the speculation that the mass murder was an attack of hate crime by the citizens. Amazingly, the authorities have other answers to the question of why the attack occurred in the first place. The shooting was extremely reminiscing of the Orlando shooting in 2016 in a club that caused the death of numerous people who were all part of the LGBTQ community.
The hate crimes against Asian Americans started last year and, in this year, by the statistical analyses, they have increased even more with every single day. My heart goes out to the Asian Americans who are just regular people trying to live their lives. They never deserved any of this treatment or attitude by other people whose opinions are strongly influenced by the previous president’s use of propaganda that caused their beliefs to go from positive to negative about the Asian Americans.
Just because it started in Asia doesn’t mean that the Asian people have brought it to the Western and European civilization or they caused it to happen
If there’s anything that I wish for is that people ought to stop all of this racial attacks/crime and accept other people for who they are along with not trying to jump to the conclusion that if an Asian-American is in any country, they are responsible for causing the virus. It’s not the case because they are not responsible for the creation of the virus; they are all extremely affected by it and have lost many of their loved ones too. Just because it started in Asia doesn’t mean that the Asian people have brought it to the Western and European civilization or they caused it to happen. Simply blaming them is not going to solve the issue nor is it going to make the issue go away sooner or later. A historian stated that it’s a common thing to think of Asian-Americans as dangerous people due to their history of bringing diseases to the Western civilizations and that what’s been happening last year as well as this year due to the stereotypical beliefs.
Educating yourself is very important, don’t be just a goofy robotic puppet following whatever being said on the media conveying hate
Just for the reference:
This new virus – a “triple-reassortant” – of Swine Flu established itself in North American pigs and kicked off a chain of further reassortments with other pig lineages.
The virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been found in bats in Saudi Arabia, suggesting a potential origin for the disease, according to a new study.
It is an irony of medical history that the transformation of polio into an epidemic disease occurred only in those industrialized countries in North America and Europe that had experienced significant improvements in hygiene during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as mad cow disease, was first identified in Britain in 1986. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced Friday a case of mad cow disease has been confirmed in a beef cow in Alberta, the first case in Canada since 2011.
Educating yourself is very important, don’t be just a goofy robotic puppet following whatever being said on the media conveying hate. The ways to stop racism committed against Asian American is through the ability to protect the Asian-Americans to keep them out of harm’s way by engaging in discussion with them about their problems, making people aware of their history by teaching them these important things, create a group who would battle for justice and equality to bring an end to the form of racism and hate crimes, and volunteering to participate in the crowd of people to do good things for them so they would be safe.
To any Asian-American out there who is constantly facing problems due to racism, never give up and never stay out of the fight because you deserve to be treated with respect and never deserve any of this treatment because it’s never your fault in the least bit that the pandemic occurred and you are not responsible for why it occurred in the first place. Don’t go to those places where people are willing to spew out their hate and try to attack you. Try to find a way to inform the government about this so that they would act to prevent discrimination against you as well as many other people. Report to the authorities about what’s going on like the police because they would conduct investigations and do their best to apprehend those responsible for assaulting you in public. Visit your family members and stay with them for a few days until you feel it’s safe to return to the place where you live. Remain at home and take some time off work for things to cool down as well as call your friends to come over and discuss with them how to take control of the situation.
I fully respect Asian-Americans because they are just people like the rest of us and they never deserve any of this treatment at all. I hope that they achieve justice because that’s the right thing rather than revenge. Remember this: You are never alone in your pursuit of justice!