I am not surprised that the acute anti-Asian sentiment festering during the pandemic and the historical objectification and “othering” of Asians, particularly women, in the U.S. has culminated in real-life ramifications. As an Asian woman, violence of this nature was already clear to me.
Author: Jingwen Zhang
Jingwen Zhang is a second-year medical student at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is a former leader of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) chapter at Columbia. She holds a BA from Amherst College.