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The Philadelphia Inquirer: Editorial: Anti-Asian discrimination continues

AAI in the News 5.27.2020

Asian Arts Initiative ED Anne Ishii penned an editorial for The Philadelphia Inquirer on the importance of resisting facile narratives to combat rampant discrimination against Asian Americans.

As concerns abound about how the U.S. will recover from the economic blows dealt by the coronavirus, Asian American businesses are taking hits. One report came out last week that five Asian-owned businesses were targeted for vandalism in San Jose, Calif. Meanwhile, the Center for Responsible Lending estimates that 90% of businesses owned by people of color will be shut out of coronavirus relief via the Paycheck Protection Program.

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