Why the Term ‘Chinese Virus’ Is a Tool of Political Power

Chinatown, San Francisco

Why is it racist to call the Covid-19 virus the “Chinese Virus”? Because Asian Americans say so.

That should be enough, but you still have doubts, consider: Attacks against Asian Americans, both verbal and physical, have increased since the Trump administration decided to use the term, and these assaults can be directly linked to people’s feelings about the…