Overseas Asians wearing face masks have been targeted around the world in a series of racist incidents. Photo: Shutterstock
Overseas Asians wearing face masks have been targeted around the world in a series of racist incidents. Photo: Shutterstock

Coronavirus: Asian women in Canada are abused, punched and spat on. Is it racist maskaphobia?

  • Three incidents in Canada in eight days targeted women wearing face masks
  • Sociologist Yinxuan Huang says maskaphobia has made overseas Asians ‘clear targets’ as racists seek to legitimise xenophobia during the pandemic

Overseas Asians wearing face masks have been targeted around the world in a series of racist incidents. Photo: Shutterstock
Overseas Asians wearing face masks have been targeted around the world in a series of racist incidents. Photo: Shutterstock
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