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Antiracism: A Resource Guide: Racism against Asian-Americans during 2020 Pandemic

This guide contains resources in diverse formats compiled for students, staff and faculty by the Skyline College Library beginning in Summer 2020.

Selected Books & E-Books

While books about the Asian American experience during Covid have not yet been published, these non-fiction books, essays and graphic novel are timely.

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       March by hundreds of Chinatown residents, San Francisco

Hundreds of Chinatown residents along with local and state officials take to the streets protest against racism against the Chinese community during a march down Grant Avenue from Chinatown's Portsmouth Square to Union Square in San Francisco. Feb, 29, 2020.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Civil Rights Organizations on the Coronavirus: “Not a Green Light to Target Asian Americans and Asian immigrants with Racism and Hate”

On February 07, 2020, the The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) issued a statement regarding racism and COVID-19, which reads:

"While the coronavirus represents a legitimate public health concern, it is not a green light to target Asian Americans and Asian immigrants with racism and hate. We are concerned with the growing xenophobic rhetoric that harkens back to the dehumanizing, anti-Asian trope of the “yellow peril,” that was used during the 19th century.  We have consistently stood against efforts to cast our community as “perpetual foreigners,” and sadly, we find ourselves having to do so again.

We call on news outlets and social media platforms to do more to curb racist and inaccurate content in addition to removing misinformation on the coronavirus alone.

National Director, Gregg Orton added: “Many Asian Americans are just as concerned as everyone else about the coronavirus--even more so considering how in some cases, our extended families could be impacted. But to let someone’s health status be a measure of how American they are is absurd. Mass hysteria will not help, and neither will bigotry. Be better than that.”

More details can be found at: NCAPA Statement on Coronavirus Racism

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