Over the past year and a half, the world has reawakened and ushered in a new light of hope and perseverance for equality. As a society, we have witnessed growth, appreciation, and most of all, justice. This has been most evident in racial groups, particularly with increased advocacy for Black and Asian lives across the globe. With the usage of widespread education, recognized power in individual voices, and the intolerance for injustice, numerous people have begun to understand why their racist actions will no longer be tolerated or accepted by those around them.
The world has been in disarray over basic human rights and race issues, specifically the treatment of Asian Americans in modern day America. Recently, there has been an upsurge of Asian hate crimes committed on the basis of race, with a majority of white people targeting East Asians due to the mislead beliefs that East Asian people were responsible for the origin and spread of the COVID-19 Virus”, which was made evident in the vicious and unnecessary comments of former president Donald Trump.