an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.

Teach-In Resources to Address Coronavirus Racism

From professor Jason Oliver Chang at the University of Connecticut: Treating Yellow Peril: Resources to Address Coronavirus Racism

“As a university professor and program administrator, I recognize the need to be able to respond to the political, historical, and cultural dimensions of the contemporary situation. My name is Jason Oliver Chang (twitter @chinotronic) and I’m an Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut.”

“As we continue to track the development of the coronavirus, racial fears and anxieties have become a dominant frame in which people evaluate the concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus infection. This page is intended to gather textual and digital resources to provide easy access to material useful for teach-ins, talking points, and classroom teaching.”

Visit the google doc for more information.

NPR’s Code Switch also has a 25-minute podcast entitled, “When Xenophobia spreads like a virus” that I’d encourage you to check out as well. Transcript included. In the podcast, the hosts talk with Dr. Erika Lee, director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota and author of America For Americans: A History Of Xenophobia In The United States.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones

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