A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks across a deserted Chinatown Central Plaza in Los Angeles, where many businesses remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, on the first day of the Lunar New Year on February 12. Photo: AFP A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks across a deserted Chinatown Central Plaza in Los Angeles, where many businesses remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, on the first day of the Lunar New Year on February 12. Photo: AFP
A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks across a deserted Chinatown Central Plaza in Los Angeles, where many businesses remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, on the first day of the Lunar New Year on February 12. Photo: AFP
Amy Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Amy Wu

Race relations: what Covid-19 has exposed, Asian Americans must no longer ignore

  • The discrimination unleashed by the pandemic may not be a temporary aberration, after all
  • Taking inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement, Asian Americans must advocate for change or risk losing what little gains they have made

A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks across a deserted Chinatown Central Plaza in Los Angeles, where many businesses remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, on the first day of the Lunar New Year on February 12. Photo: AFP A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks across a deserted Chinatown Central Plaza in Los Angeles, where many businesses remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, on the first day of the Lunar New Year on February 12. Photo: AFP
A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks across a deserted Chinatown Central Plaza in Los Angeles, where many businesses remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, on the first day of the Lunar New Year on February 12. Photo: AFP
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Amy Wu

Amy Wu

Amy Wu is a Chinese American journalist based in New York and California. A native New Yorker, she writes about cross-cultural issues and topics related to women’s issues, including health and policy.