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Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety

As usual, some people want to be stupid during a time of crisis. This is like the aftermath of 9-11, when dumbasses would attack Sikhs whom they mistook for Muslims because they wear turbans.

By Sabrina Tavernise and Richard J. Oppel Jr.

New York Times

a person standing in front of a building: Yuanyuan Zhu said a middle-aged man started shouting at her while she was walking to her gym and then spit at her as she waited to cross the street.

Yuanyuan Zhu was walking to her gym in San Francisco on March 9, thinking the workout could be her last for a while, when she noticed that a man was shouting at her. He was yelling an expletive about China. Then a bus passed, she recalled, and he screamed after it, “Run them over.”

She tried to keep her distance, but when the light changed, she was stuck waiting with him at the crosswalk. She could feel him staring at her. And then, suddenly, she felt it: his saliva hitting her face and her favorite sweater.


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