Emily Liu is an associate director of employer relations at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School based in Atlanta. A native of Rochester, New York, she is a lawyer and an Executive Board member of the Atlanta Diversity Management Advocacy Group (ADMAG). The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author; view more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)”Cover your face and don’t forget your sunglasses!” I sent this text message to my 36-year-old Asian American cousin, who lives in Brooklyn. She has been wearing sunglasses to hide her Asian traits when going outside during the Covid-19 pandemic. While most Americans are staying home, trying to navigate virtual work and worrying about paying bills, Asian Americans are doing all of that while also fearing for our safety. The FBI reported that Chinese and Asian Americans are now experiencing increased hate crimes due to the coronavirus global outbreak. We’ve seen many cases already on the news. Recently, a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old were stabbed at a Texas Sam’s Club because the alleged perpetrator thought, he told police, that the family was Chinese and spreading the disease. A 44-year-old man was charged with aggravated harassment after allegedly harassing and pushing a 47-year-old


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