Coronavirus Leads To Racist Attacks

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Published on 23 Feb 2020, 21:00
Racism and the coronavirus are both spreading in the US. John Iadarola, Brett Erlich, and Jason Carter, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comments below.


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"A 16-year-old boy in California's San Fernando Valley was physically attacked this week by bullies in his high school who accused him of having the coronavirus — simply because he is Asian American. It is just the latest episode in a spree of racist incidents linked to the global health emergency over the novel coronavirus, now named COVID-19.

"He went to the hospital originally, and went to the emergency room," Robin Toma, the executive director of the L.A. County Human Relations Commission, said in a joint news conference with Los Angeles County public officials on Thursday. "They were taking MRIs to ensure he didn't have a concussion or other harm."

According to CBS Los Angeles, officials released neither the name of the student's school nor any further details of the attack, noting only that Los Angeles police are now investigating."

Hosts: John Iadarola, Brett Erlich, Jason Carter

Cast: John Iadarola, Brett Erlich, Jason Carter


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