As The COVID-19 Crisis Grows, Asian Americans Are Being Assaulted, Spat On And Called Dog Eaters

As The COVID-19 Crisis Grows, Asian Americans Are Being Assaulted, Spat On And Called Dog Eaters
Soukprida Phetmisy, a Laotian American in Logan Square, says she has experienced more anti-Asian attacks during the past two weeks of the COVID-19 crisis than she has in 10 years. Esther Yoon-ji Kang / WBEZ
As The COVID-19 Crisis Grows, Asian Americans Are Being Assaulted, Spat On And Called Dog Eaters
Soukprida Phetmisy, a Laotian American in Logan Square, says she has experienced more anti-Asian attacks during the past two weeks of the COVID-19 crisis than she has in 10 years. Esther Yoon-ji Kang / WBEZ

As The COVID-19 Crisis Grows, Asian Americans Are Being Assaulted, Spat On And Called Dog Eaters

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to grow, the FBI is warning of a potential surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans.

Here in Illinois, some Asian Americans have already experienced discrimination and prejudice.

Reset takes a closer look at reports of anti-Asian attacks in Illinois and throughout the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and how Asian American communities are speaking out against them.

GUESTS: Esther Yoon-ji Kang, reporter on WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities desk

Soukprida Phetmisy, a Laotian American in Logan Square