The Observer’s Response to Recent Hate Crimes Towards AAPI

Elizabeth Funderburk

While COVID-19  has caused great stress and anxiety on everyone, it is important to remember that no one is to blame for the pandemic. Recent attacks on Asian Americans, particularly the elderly, in addition to verbal abuse against Asians reflect racism and ignorance about the pandemic and are often the result of being scapegoated for a virus they had no control over. The Austin College Observer denounces these hate crimes and would like to remind everyone that racism has no place on campus or elsewhere.