From Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy: How to combat anti-Asian micro-aggressions and direct or underlying tones of racism and xenophobia that you (or your children or others) may encounter/witness:
- Proactively remind ourselves and others around us not to project fears of the virus onto marginalized groups or spread unfounded associations. People of Chinese heritage or those who look East Asian are not genetically predisposed to carry or spread the disease.
- Pay extra attention to employees and communities who have limited or no access to work-from-home options or paid sick leave. Prevention and intervention strategies are not always equitably distributed in the office and beyond, and we also know that economic disparities tend to cut along racial and gender lines.