#OPINION With all that happened in 2020, it’s easy to overlook some valuable lessons we can take away from both our collective and individual experiences. We must understand how challenges that may seem independent from one another are connected.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, violence and blatant racism toward Asian people has skyrocketed. While people are becoming more aware of the issue, many are left wondering what can be done to support the Asian community.
On Feb. 17, Chinese Spanish activists Quan Zhou, Chenta Tsai and Jiajie Yu Yan joined SBU to discuss anti-Asian racism and Chinese diasporic identity in “Pensando Xībānyá: Voices from the Chinese Diaspora in Spain”, a three-part lecture series.
The developing world is largely ignored by most Americans. It’s time that American media, and Americans themselves, begin to recognize the impact that a global pandemic has outside of Europe and the U.S.