Author: Michael Sellers

COVID-19 Pandemic & Xenophobia

Instances of hate crimes and anti-Asian sentiment are on the rise in the U.S., as repercussions of the coronavirus outbreak escalate. One Detroit’s Christy McDonald speaks with Roland Hwang, and Richard Mui to learn more.

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