“The hardest thing I had to overcome in life? I think racism. That’s so difficult because I don’t think anyone can ever understand it. It’s not that people don’t want to understand it, but they don’t want to touch it.” –Herschel Walker
Asians in the United States are dealing with two viruses: the coronavirus and racism. With the virus originating in China, non-Asian Americans believe those of Asian descent (or even those afflicted with microphthalmia, a disorder where one or both eyeballs are abnormally small) may be possible coronavirus carriers and it’s not hard to notice the daggers they shoot at Asians, especially if they cough or sneeze while riding the bus or subway; some refuse to sit near an Asian person.
However, if it were the other way around, Asians don’t complain if others cough and sneeze.
Even before the coronavirus became a worldwide terror, everybody coughed and sneezed. It’s only now with a prevalent virus spreading that prejudice has risen towards Asians living in the US.
Not all sneezing is associated with the coronavirus.
Thankfully, the New York Police Department Hate Crimes Task Force has commenced investigations on, what the Metropolitan Transportation Authority characterized as, an incident of racism, where an Asian male was verbally attacked and sprayed with air freshener. Police are currently looking over a video of the incident.
“I don’t want him under me!” the man is heard exclaiming in the expletive-laden video. “Tell him to move!” When the passenger did not move, the angry man sprayed air freshener in his direction for around 15 minutes.
Those motivated by racism must be reminded that not all Asians people are infected with the coronavirus.
The man attacked on the train wasn’t even sneezing or coughing, he was being judged on his race.
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Alex P. Vidal, who is based in New York City, used to be the editor for two local dailies in Iloilo./WDJ