The rise in anti-Asian hate crime in the United States is deeply upsetting and has renewed long-standing anxiety and concern regarding racism and xenophobia. In May 2020, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that “the pandemic continues to unleash a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering” and we have to “act now to strengthen the immunity of our societies against the virus of hate.”
This new thematic discussion series titled 'Combating Racism and Xenophobia' will address the rising racism against Asians in the U.S. and examine the ongoing history of race-based discrimination that has been employed to distract and divide our communities for protecting systematic inequality.
In the session on April 16, Professor Qin Gao of Columbia University School of Social Work will present findings in her recent survey, which includes quantitative and qualitative evidence, conducted among over 400 Chinese Americans in New York City.
Leading scholars and experts will also join the panel discussion to share insights and explore the possible courses of action against anti-Asian crime.