Nothing brings out the secret hate like a physically threatening force that justifies deeply internalized racism.


The Coronavirus is a serious problem. The threat has spanned multiple parts of the globe, taken the lives of 2,707, and infected 80,370.

But something must be pointed out: the overwhelming majority of people across earth do not have the virus. This is true even for people in or from China, where the virus first broke out.

Unfortunately, many people apparently think every single Chinese person has the virus.

Those people also think that every person of Chinese descent living in another country also has the virus.

They also think every Asian person is a Chinese person.

A slew of incorrect conclusions like that creates a plenty of day-to-day issues for people.

harmony-rose asked, "Asians, what type of racism have you endured since the Coronavirus came out?"

Multicultural When It’s Convenient

My favorite Chinese restaurant has lost massive amounts of customers in the past month. It used to be one of the most popular places to eat, but because the entire staff is Chinese, people are afraid to eat there anymore.

I'm just enjoying the uncrowded buffet.

neverbetray

Twerp

A five/six/seven? year old boy saw me come on a train and yelled "it's corona time!"

chezzzzzx

Year of the Brat 

My parents put up some decorations on their front door for chinese new year's (red banners with gold lettering around the door frame) and someone egged the house.

ANAL_LAZER

Weird When They Make an Errand of It

Am Chinese. People. Keep. Shouting. At. Me.

I'm a pretty small 14 year old girl and I literally had a grown man follow me down an alleyway shouting about how I should go back to my country and how I'm infectious.

b1ngp0t

Mic Drop

I was at a groccery store in the alcohol department. I was minding my own business and then these college students begin to slowly walk towards me whispering and giggling, "Pst. We need to put on our masks."

They stopped about 6 feet away from me. I looked at them dead in the eyes and coughed. Then I said, "Your health care should be able to cover for that."

Elmoazn

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Wouldn’t Do Much Anyway

I was on a Delta flight, and as people boarded the plane, they would see me and cover their face.

I'm a Korean-American, and have been living in the Midwest for 30+ years.

frayzn

THAT PERSON KNOWS MORE ABOUT ILLNESS THAN YOU

A friend (Chinese doctor in the UK) had a patient walk out of the room as soon as they saw she was Chinese.

voraxin

Has Never Been Subtle

The amount of times I've been picked up by an uber driver who then "subtly" puts on a mask is hilarious.

orange_cuse

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A Lot Going on Here

I'm not even Asian but someone asked me if my mother brought the "Kung Flu" with her.

We're from Mexico.

twisted_tori

Opportunist

If I'm waiting in line and it's really long, i just cough and say "man this cough has been getting worse ever since I got back from China."

Line clears up pretty quick after that.

Pikachu-22

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Scattering Twerps

My Asian friend said that as he was passing outside of a primary school a group of kids yelled at him "its Corona time" . He stopped and approached the gate and said " oh no i feel a sneeze coming " and the kids ran away.

crispycucumber002

Even if the Assumption was Correct, Would NOT Recommend Charging Into Closer Contact

Some lady demanded I leave a public area next to a shopping center. When I refused, she left, and then charged at me a few minutes later, this making me slam my head into a metal trash can.

Karens_Haircut

Kids are Always the Cruelest

Not an Asian but there is this one Asian kid at my school and he got shut in a cupboard during math because he needed to be 'quarantined' while the teacher wasn't looking. Then they pushed a table in front of the cupboard so he couldn't get out.

Navy-H

A Very Poor Response

I went to Hong Kong and Taiwan to visit family during fall break and my teacher who had known about the trip and announced it to the class.

The entire class mutually agreed to put me in the back corner and make me wear a face mask every time I step in.

dafneali

It Spreads Through the WIRES, man!

I'm not even Chinese. I'm Indian. I made the mistake of saying that on a Minecraft server and got myself banned lmao.

Reason by one of the admins "cause of corona virus spreading around the world."

razrmonk

Zero Subtlety Whatsoever

Recently got blood work done at a lab. The waiting room is split into two halves. About 9 chairs on one side wrapping around the walls, and another 7 chairs on the other half. I'm on the side with 9 chairs and seated at the very end.

I look up and see everyone is sitting next to each other filling up the 7 chairs and staring at me and whispering.

colind805

A Gigantic Escalation

I coughed because I swallowed my water incorrectly and someone near me told me to go back to where I came from.

cubingtothegame

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So... who has been naughty and who has been nice?

Who is getting diamonds and who is getting coal? Yuck, coal. Is that even a thing anymore? Who even started that idea?

There has to be some funnier or more "for the times" type of "you've been naughty" stocking stuffer.

I feel like the statement coal used to make is kind of last century at this point.

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Maybe it already has?

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Here's an idea.

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