Anti-Asian racism still experienced within Canada, poll shows

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At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amy Go knew Canada was about to repeat history.

The president of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice said she braced herself for the targeting of Asian Canadians, as had occurred in the 19th century with the “yellow peril” discourse accusing the population of being dirty and disease-carrying.

“Unfortunately, it has gotten far worse than we had anticipated,” said Go.

Go stated that she and her family were victims of racism in Canada. They have been spit on and had an object thrown at their faces.

She is one of the advocates for educating white Canadians about anti-Asian racism. Two new surveys have highlighted the devastating effects of this pandemic on the country’s race relations.

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