New Report: Racial Discrimination Has Changed the Daily Lives of Many Chinese Americans in New York City and California during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Qin Gao and Xiaofang Liu
May 26, 2022
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Americans, especially Chinese Americans, have faced heightened racially-motivated harassment and violence. The surges in anti-Asian discrimination and hate have been particularly high on the East and West coasts due to the concentration of Asian Americans in both areas.
The report shows that, in 2021, over half of Chinese Americans in New York City and California experienced some form of discrimination. Compared to the discrimination experiences, more Chinese Americans in both locations endured high levels of racism-related vigilance, revealing the heavy toll of racial discrimination on the mental health and daily lives of the Chinese American community across the two coasts.