Asian Americans reported more than 650 racist acts over the last week in the wake of coronavirus, according to new data.


Online reporting forum Stop AAPI Hate went live on March 18 and compiled the data.

People have reported a number of cases, ranging from direct assault with people spitting or coughing on them, to being told to leave stores or seeing Uber and Lyft drivers refuse to pick them up.

President Trump used the phrase “Chinese virus” in a tweet on March 16 and received swift and immediate backlash, with many saying he was fueling anti-Asian American sentiment. He has continued to use the phrase in public briefings from the White House.



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