On Monday, in response to a legitimate question about Covid-19 testing from CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang, you told her to “ask China” instead. Your response wasn’t just disrespectful to her as a prominent member of the press. It was a thinly veiled microaggression aimed at her race and ethnicity, and she was rightly shocked and appalled to have been so targeted.
For many of us Asian Americans, it was just another reminder that our status in American society — our very status as Americans! — has been deeply endangered by Trump’s rhetoric, policies and the hateful climate that he has encouraged.
Yes, Donald Trump. Asian Americans are “very angry.”