Asian American communities call for solidarity in combating hate crimes amid pandemic

Chicago's Chinatown
Chinatown in Chicago is celebrating the Lunar New Year amid the pandemic and rising concerns of anti-Asian crimes. (Hazel Tang/MEDILL)

By Hazel Tang
Medill Reports

COVID-19 has impacted public health and the economy in the U.S. However, for Asian Americans, the pandemic has also led to a rise in racial discrimination and violence. Here in Chicago’s Chinatown, people are asking for solidarity and inclusion.

Hazel Tang is a video journalist at Medill. You can follow her on Twitter at @hazelhztang.