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Please see the media coverage on Asian American racism and discrimination featuring the work of our team.

How COVID-19 taught America about inequality in education

The pandemic has disrupted education nationwide, turning a spotlight on existing racial and economic disparities, and creating the potential for a lost generation. (The Harvard Gazette)

July 9, 2021
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Tiffany Yip wants Asian Americans to be seen and treated with respect

Tiffany Yip, PhD, wishes it hadn't taken a series of violent attacks against Asian Americans for the large, diverse ethnic group of which she is a member to become the focus of national attention. (American Psychological Association)

June 18, 2021
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Asian Americans who experienced COVID-related racism report increased levels of anxiety, depression, and PTSD

The devastation wrought by COVID-19 has triggered a mental health crisis among millions of Americans. But Asian Americans are also wrestling with the added stress of anti-Asian racism fueled by the pandemic—and the consequences are profound. The results of three new studies, released in late May, on the effects of anti-Asian racism on mental health, indicate that Asian Americans are grappling with high rates of psychological distress. (The Boston Globe)

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June 6, 2021

'A collective trauma': Asian Americans confront mental health crisis amid rise of racist attacks

Asian Americans, especially the elderly, are battling the mental health toll of a recent wave of racial attacks. (USA Today)

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June 3, 2021

Report: Asian Americans more stressed by anti-Asian hate than COVID-19

Asian Americans may be experiencing more stress from first-hand anti-Asian racism than from COVID-19 itself, according to a new report from Stop AAPI Hate. (KQED)

June 1, 2021
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The mental health cost of anti-Asian hate on the AAPI community

After a surge in anti-Asian hate crimes over the last year, a new report shows that the rise in racism is taking a serious toll on the mental health of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders — and they’re not getting the help they need. (The Hill)

May 27, 2021
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Harvard researchers and clinicians battle 'Silent Pandemic' of mental health issues

May 27, 2021

For nearly 15 months, the Covid-19 pandemic has halted everyday life in the United States and much of the world. As in-person interactions shifted to screens, tens of millions of people were forced to adapt to life under the persistent threat of a lethal virus. Although vaccines have tempered cases, Americans have been subjected to a year of isolation and uncertainty, taking a significant toll on their mental health. (The Harvard Crimson)

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Asian Americans and the model minority dilemma

In light of recent attacks, a BU Asian health expert on the group’s experiences of racism, alienation, and anxiety. (BU Today)

March 23, 2021
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I'm helping my Korean-American daughter embrace her identity to counter racism

“I’m not sure Asian-American families can avoid ‘the talk’ any longer,” one expert said. (New York Times)

March 19, 2021
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