Social Situation Analysis Paper

The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council currently receives almost 100 reports per day of hate crimes against Asian Americans on their website Stop AAPI Hate. Most of these crimes involve verbal harassment or shunning centering on the victim’s race or their face masks. According to the report, Attacks most often happen in California (43%) and New York (19%), two states with large proportions of Asian Americans. Also, most of the victims are female (Jeung, 2020). Cases of hate crime against Asian also increased.

According to an article written by New York Post at April 2, the NYPD crime stats released show an increase in attacks against perceived carriers of the COVID-19. The data shows there have been 23 hate crimes in anti-other category this year — a 475-percent increase from the 4 reported over the same period last year. Among these cases, the majority of victims are Asians and the two motivating factors are their race and the perception that they are the carriers of coronavirus.

All of the data above shows us fact that cannot be ignored–What comes with the coronavirus outbreak is the outbreak of xenophobia and anti-Asian racism throughout United States and other western countries.

In the first part of my paper, I am going to analysis the social psychology causes of xenophobia and discrimination against Asians in United states since the coronavirus outbreak. I will start by analyzing a discriminate action that I experienced. One and a half months ago, the Coronavirus just started to spread in NYC and Universities decided to start remote instruction.

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Residents began to realize the danger and serious of the virus. When my Korean friend and I were walking in Washington square, a white male on a bike passed by, and shouted “Go back to China you coronavirus” to us. There were a lot of people at Washington when that person said the offensive words, but no one say anything to refute him because it happened in a sudden. The next day someone intentionally cough to me when I was on my way to a class.

Both the news and my personal experiences proves the prevalence of the situation. All the Asian Americans and Asian residents in American are affected by the outbreak of xenophobia and discrimination. There are no existing priorities for managing the situation except reporting to the police, but the policy of quarantine and social distancing serves as a protection luckily. However, we still need to worry about the possible increase in discrimination and cases of hate crime after ending quarantine. The situation is not too severe because of the policy of quarantine and social distancing reduces the possibility of exposing to racism. However, considering the data that I provided at the beginning, a tendency to perceive Asian people as the carriers of coronavirus based on no actual evidence starts to prevail in the society. Under the trend, verbal or physical acts to discriminate against Asian has inevitably increased and may continue to increase after the reopening of the United State, which may put the lives of Asian population in America at threat. The caused are quite complicated.

Except the fact that the US government is encouraging such crime by using Chinese people for scapegoating, there are many social psychological factors behind it, which I am going to explain later. People involved in the setting include the person who verbally threated us, me and my friend and people who witnessed it. In the certain I choose the situation to analyze because similar situation happened not just once on me and not just on me. Another man intentionally coughed at me when he passed by only one day after the first discriminated case at Washington Square. Also, some of my friends who have Asian face told me or post in their social media that

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