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Anti-Asian Discrimination & The DC Area Food Industry

Rising anti-Asian hatred also impacts the food space. In the DC area, Asian chefs and food folks report months of harassment and are working together to make change.

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Anela Malik
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    • food news
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    • Anti-Asian Racism
Anti-Asian Discrimination & The DC Area Food Industry
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    Reports Of Racist Harassment

    Since the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, crimes specifically targeting Asian Americans have risen dramatically. Asian American businesses have also been affected, with local restaurant owners and food industry workers reporting ongoing targeting and harassment.

    Asian American businesses are defending themselves against rise in anti-Asian violence

    Asian American businesses are defending themselves against rise in anti-Asian violence

    To San Antonio restaurateur Mike Nguyen, the threat was clear. Alongside the racist graffiti covering the windows of his ramen shop — “Kung flu,” “Commie,” “Ramen noodle flu” — were these words, spray-painted in red: “Hope u die.” Shock and hurt turned to rage, then fear. After Nguyen reported the …

    Local Chefs & Food Folks Take Action

    From a dinner series raising money for organizations working to stop hatred directed at AAPI peoples to events benefitting anti-racism child education efforts, the DC area food and beverage scene

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