We’re seeing more viral videos of unprovoked violence against elderly Asian Americans across our social media feeds. Unfortunately, those are just the latest in a sharp spike of attacks. And activists say racist rhetoric about COVID-19 may be fueling that rise. Since last spring, more than 3,000 incidents of verbal or physical violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been reported. That’s about the same time the coronavirus began to spread rapidly across the U.S. after being originally discovered in China.  We travel to the Bay Area where a group of young activists are trying to put an end to the violence. 

 

 

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