Michael Tesler, professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, writes, "Even before the coronavirus became a worldwide pandemic, some astute observers of racial and ethnic politics feared that the emerging outbreak in China would lead to (and were already contributing to) a rise in anti-Asian sentiment in America. After all, the United States has a long and ugly history of scapegoating racial and ethnic groups for diseases in ways that are used to justify xenophobia."

For the full story, please visit https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-the-recent-violence-against-asian-americans-may-solidify-their-support-of-democrats/.  

 

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