Some members of a neighbourhood “block watch” in Manhattan’s Chinatown, which was organised after incidents of pandemic-inspired racism. Photo: courtesy of Karlin Chan Some members of a neighbourhood “block watch” in Manhattan’s Chinatown, which was organised after incidents of pandemic-inspired racism. Photo: courtesy of Karlin Chan
Some members of a neighbourhood “block watch” in Manhattan’s Chinatown, which was organised after incidents of pandemic-inspired racism. Photo: courtesy of Karlin Chan

Amid rising xenophobia, Chinese-American communities on both coasts look out for themselves

  • In New York and San Francisco, residents of Chinatowns have formed neighbourhood patrols in response to spikes in pandemic-inspired attacks
  • Organisers tie the surge to rhetoric by US President Donald Trump but don’t expect the abuse to diminish after elections next month

Topic |   Chinese overseas
Some members of a neighbourhood “block watch” in Manhattan’s Chinatown, which was organised after incidents of pandemic-inspired racism. Photo: courtesy of Karlin Chan Some members of a neighbourhood “block watch” in Manhattan’s Chinatown, which was organised after incidents of pandemic-inspired racism. Photo: courtesy of Karlin Chan
Some members of a neighbourhood “block watch” in Manhattan’s Chinatown, which was organised after incidents of pandemic-inspired racism. Photo: courtesy of Karlin Chan
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