Title

Mitigating Asian American Bias and Xenophobia in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic: How You Can Be an Upstander

UMMS Affiliation

Radiology Residency Program, Department of Radiology

Publication Date

2020-12-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Health Services Administration | Medical Education | Race and Ethnicity | Radiology

Abstract

Imagine finishing a long shift in the operating room performing aerosolizing procedures on high-risk patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). You are walking home, and the next thing you know, a stranger confronts you on the sidewalk shouting, “Why are you Chinese people killing everyone? What is wrong with you? Why the [expletive] are you killing us?” This is exactly what happened to an Asian American anesthesia resident in Boston recently. These incidents are unfortunately becoming more frequent and should not go unnoticed nor without a safe and appropriate response.

Keywords

COVID-19, pandemic, coronavirus, bias, xenophobia, racism, microaggression, upstander

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.jacr.2020.09.030

Source

Ho CP, Chong A, Narayan A, Cooke EA, Deng F, Agarwal V, DeBenedectis CM, Deitte LA, Jay AK, Kagetsu NJ. Mitigating Asian American Bias and Xenophobia in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic: How You Can Be an Upstander. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Dec;17(12):1692-1694. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.09.030. Epub 2020 Oct 6. PMID: 33035504; PMCID: PMC7538066. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

33035504

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