Racial discrimination is rampant in the United States and Filipinos are not spared from it. Discrimination cases were reported over the years and at the covid-19 pandemic outbreak, racial discrimination among Asian-Americans has heightened. Former President Donald Trump’s constant calling of the virus as China Virus somehow contributed to the ignition of hatred amongst Asian population in the United States. According to wbur.org, Trump’s Racial Slurs To Describe Coronavirus Put Health Care Workers, Patients At Risk. Racism and physical attacks on Asians and people of Asian descent have spread with the Covid-19 pandemic, and government leaders need to act decisively to address the trend,” said John Sifton, Asia advocacy director. Asian racial discrimination spread like a virus.
There are so many racial discrimination instances among the Filipino communities across the US but this racial divide started even in the 1920s