China News Service, July 11 (Xindao Daily) reported that since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic, Canadian racial discrimination incidents against Asians have continued to increase, including in the Vancouver area, and such incidents have also doubled. An Asian student experienced racial discrimination while riding a bus in Vancouver this week, but she was gratified that this time, many people did not choose to be bystanders, but stood up to resist such behavior.
According to The Star, 21-year-old Asian student Tina Hoang (Tina Hoang) took a bus in downtown Vancouver on Monday (6th) when many passengers were wearing masks and keeping their limbs She also sat down in the center seat of the car.
Soon after, a white man got in the car and passed a row of passengers wearing masks (most of them were people of color) and shouted discriminatory remarks. Huang Tina pointed out that some people may want to find an ethnic group to blame for the epidemic. In the past few months, she has suffered a lot of strange views. So she told the other party aloud: "This is racial discrimination. You shouldn't say that. It's very impolite."
She recalled that the man stopped standing in front of her after hearing the sound, which made her feel scared, but she did not waver and asked the other party to apologize. The opponent not only refused, but continued to growl.
At this time, many people on the bus came forward, including two older women, one of whom was Latino and the other was of Southeast Asian origin. They all accused the man, saying "this is a shameful act" and explaining Everyone wears a mask to show respect and take care of others. Some other passengers also said that they should not be racially discriminated against, and some passengers specifically changed their seats and sat beside her to protect her who had already wept.
She said that her parents were immigrants from China and Vietnam, thinking that they had also experienced racial discrimination and trembling because of anger. She said that her mother had been despised because of her poor English and was beaten by white people. She didn't expect her mother's right to work hard to defend her rights. She continued to this day.
However, the reaction of other passengers made her feel that everyone no longer ignored the series of racist incidents in Vancouver.
According to a survey conducted earlier by the Angus Reid Institute and the University of Alberta, 8% of Chinese Canadians said they had been struck by strangers during the epidemic. Attack, another 43% of respondents said they had been threatened or intimidated.
The Vancouver Police Department said that since this year, reports of hate crimes against Asian communities have increased nearly sevenfold. These cases included a 92-year-old Chinese elder who was abused by a man with racist language in the eastern district of Wenshi in March and was knocked down to the ground; in April, a man graffitied after breaking the window of the Chinese Cultural Center Words of racial hatred; in May, an Asian woman was attacked by a white man near a bus stop in the city; two stone lions in Chinatown’s Millennium Gate were also found graffiti with discriminatory text.