The team behind Subtle Asian Traits pictured in Melbourne, Australia, in 2019. The Facebook group of over 1.8 million members has recently provided a platform for Asians to express their frustration over racism related to the pandemic. Photo: Subtle Asian Traits
The team behind Subtle Asian Traits pictured in Melbourne, Australia, in 2019. The Facebook group of over 1.8 million members has recently provided a platform for Asians to express their frustration over racism related to the pandemic. Photo: Subtle Asian Traits

Asians suffering pandemic racism find solace in Facebook meme and humour group Subtle Asian Traits

  • Group’s members usually discuss topics such as bubble tea and tiger parents, but recently the solemn topic of anti-Asian sentiment due to Covid-19 has emerged
  • One artist’s portraits of herself and of Asian victims involved in hate crimes have helped some members deal with their own pain

The team behind Subtle Asian Traits pictured in Melbourne, Australia, in 2019. The Facebook group of over 1.8 million members has recently provided a platform for Asians to express their frustration over racism related to the pandemic. Photo: Subtle Asian Traits
The team behind Subtle Asian Traits pictured in Melbourne, Australia, in 2019. The Facebook group of over 1.8 million members has recently provided a platform for Asians to express their frustration over racism related to the pandemic. Photo: Subtle Asian Traits
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