Dramatic rise in attacks on Asian Americans Dramatic rise in attacks on Asian Americans 05:28 Basketball star Jeremy Lin posted on Instagram and Facebook on Friday on the impact that racism and stereotypes have on Asian Americans, writing that he has been called “coronavirus” during games. Hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans have been on the rise in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Being an Asian American doesn’t mean we don’t experience poverty and racism,” Lin, who is currently playing in the G-League with the Santa Cruz Warriors, wrote in the post. “Being a 9 year NBA veteran doesn’t protect me from being called ‘coronavirus’ on the court.” “Something is changing in this generation of Asian Americans,” Lin added. “We are tired of being told that we don’t experience racism, we are tired of being told to keep our heads down and not make trouble. We are tired of Asian American kids growing up and being asked where they’re REALLY from, of having our eyes mocked, of being objectified as exotic or being told we’re inherently unattractive. We are tired of the stereotypes in Hollywood affecting our psyche and limiting who we think we can be. We are tired of


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