Anti-Asian Racism During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This grant is co-funded with the JPB Foundation.
As COVID-19 spread, there was a marked increase in racially motivated incidents against Asian Americans. At the same time, political figures scapegoated Asian countries for the origin and spread of the virus. Social psychologist Michael W. Kraus will examine how pandemic-related anti-Asian bias affects Asian Americans’ beliefs about their position in society’s racial hierarchy and their willingness to engage in anti-racism efforts. He will conduct surveys and analyze data from the Pew Research Center for his study.