Stop Asian Hate | Anti Asian Racism in Canada

Stop Asian Hate | Anti Asian Racism in Canada

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The horrific tragedy of six Asian women being murdered in Atlanta this month hasĀ America introspecting and talking about the increase in hate crimes against Asians. But we need to talk about Canada too.

In Vancouver alone last year, anti-Asian hate crimes rose 717% compared to 2019. Police said the anti-Asian hate crime appears to be in lockstep with the COVID-19 pandemic, as the virusĀ that first became widespread in China apparently fuelled racist harassment and assaults around the world.

Shibani Gokhale discusses the history of Asian racism in Canada, and what you can do to help.

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