Last week, I went to a basketball game at another school.
Before the game, my Chinese friend was sneezing five times in a row due to her allergies.
The referee saw her and made a really stupid joke.
“You got that virus too?”
No one laughed, except him.
I saw the news today.
In the subway station in NYC, an Asian lady was attacked for wearing a mask, and called a ‘Diseased B*tch’.
I was totally shocked, I just couldn’t understand it.
I thought mask means protection, for the people who are wearing it.
But in that news, mask brought her something completely different from protection.
This is a story that my friend told me.
She is a student abroad in Sydney, and when she called a taxi from the airport to school.
The first sentence driver said to her: “Are you from China?”
She said: “Yes.”
The driver said: “Don’t open your mouth in the car.”
She was so confused and astounded, feeling endlessly helpless.
Ebola is not an African virus, H1N1 is not a Mexican virus, and the coronavirus is not a Chinese virus.
Viruses have NO nationality.
Racism is the MOST dangerous virus.
Let’s go against viruses together, NOT Chinese.