Petition Created to Stop Asian-American Bigotry

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE – As the coronavirus rages on in New York, another, less obvious epidemic runs in parallel to it – a rash of prejudice and even hate crimes perpetrated against Asian and Asian-American communities.

In an attempt to raise awareness of growing anti-Asian prejudice in New York and across America, CUNY’s University Advisory Council on Diversity released a petition calling on state and local officials to condemn racist words and actions taken against Asian-Americans, who have been falsely and unfairly accused of causing or spreading the coronavirus.