Students Speak Out
What are your thoughts on the rising Asian hate crimes in our country? Have you had any discrimination towards you or know anyone who has experienced it?
compiled by Lily Hayostek, Co-Advertising Manager
¨I expected it to come because of COVID[-19], and I expected it to happen. I’m adopted, and my parents didn’t really expect this to happen. On the bus, I was bullied, called a Chinese slave, a c****. [Students] pulled their eyes back, they would say that I’m not loved because I am Asian and adopted, and that I look like a Chinese boy. This was when I was in fourth and fifth grade. In grocery...
“I think people are taking racism to a whole new level. Just killing people and calling people slurs just because of their race is wrong. No, I haven’t had any experience of this.”
“I believe the current rise of the Asian hate crimes is terrible and devastating to witness as an Asian-American myself. When I would see the kind of violence these Asian women and men had to endure during these crimes, it was absolutely upsetting, but I was frustrated. No amount of violence is justified simply for somebody’s race, Asian or not. I have definitely experienced discrimination for...
¨I really dislike all the Asian hate crime in our country because I too am Asian and hate to see my race get hurt and violated throughout our country. I feel like there’s always been a little bit of hate towards Asians throughout time in our country, but I feel like it really went up when the coronavirus happened, and people thought that it was the Asian peoples’ fault.”