Immigration Scholarship: History, Trends and Development in Global Immigration

The Covid-19 Pandemic and its Effects on Asian Hate and Otherness



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Date of Submission

May 2022


Spring 2022



Professor Name

Sabnam Ghosh

Publication Date

Spring 5-2022


In recent years Asian immigrants have received an increased amount of hate and an increase in cultural appropriation. Since the pandemic there has been a rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans causing them to be fearful of things that may happen to them when they leave their homes. Former President Trump’s association of Asians with the Corona Virus has led to feelings of otherness towards the Asian community. It has also become more apparent that Asian culture is being appropriated. This research explores the religious following of Buddhism and how although it has been another way Asians have been othered for years, it is now used as a mainstream aesthetic. Asian immigrants are facing many prejudices and hate crimes based on stereotypes of their cultures and countries of origins yet are actively having their culture appropriated. This research will explore these main questions: How has there been a change in Asian hate since the start of the pandemic? How has cultural appropriation affected Asian otherness? There are many diverse sources including articles, podcasts, academic journals, etc. that dig into these topics to answer the previous questions in depth.


Covid-19, Asian Americans, Otherness, Pandemic, Immigration, Podcast


Asian America


Political Science | Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

The Covid-19 Pandemic and its Effects on Asian Hate and Otherness