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Library Services during COVID-19: Coronavirus & Race

This guide provides resources and help for DeSales students, faculty, and staff during the coronovirus pandemic.

What is "Coronavirus Racism?"

Coronavirus racism is anti-Chinese and anti-Asian scapegoating and xenophobic reactions, including fear, exclusion, microaggressions, and other racist behaviors related to this public health epidemic. For example, national news outlets have been using images of Asians and Chinatowns in unrelated contexts for stories on the spread of coronovirus in America. 

Coronavirus racism also includes inappropriate "jokes," innuendos, or suggestions that any/all Chinese and members of other Asian communities are responsible for or suspected of having this illness and should be avoided. 

Whether "intended" to be hurtful or not, the impact of these sorts of these "jokes" is very harmful and helps spread misinformation.


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These are a few helpful resources focused on facts about coronavirus as well as recognizing and addressing racism and microagressions related to COVID-19.


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COVID-19 Vaccine and Race & Ethnicity

Listed below are articles and resources pertaining to the COVID-19 Vaccine and the distribution of vaccines to black, asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

COVID-19 and Race & Ethnicity

Recent data show that communities of color are at much higher risk of being infected and dying from COVID-19. Social impacts to these communities may also differ. Here are recent articles and data on these important emerging topics:


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