The SOAR (Students Organized for Anti-Racism) team is reaching out to anyone who has been experiencing discomfort or racism regarding the Coronavirus. We want to support you. You are not alone in your experiences, and there are peers and mentors on campus who are here for you.
SOAR wants to remind the community that saying generalizations and stereotypical comments about any racial group is racist. Derogatory comments about a culture or a group of people spreading an epidemic is racist. Chinese people do not pose a risk to public health. Also, not all Asian people are Chinese.
Please consider your sources of information and their biases. Please also remember words and jokes carry weight to them and can be very harmful. Your classmates, your teachers, your neighbors are affected by this.