1. Diverse collective of different ethnicities who trace their ancestry to the Asian continent, including countries like China, Japan, Korea, India, Philippines, Vietnam, and more;
2. Demographic that has a fraught and complicated relationship with American culture due, in part, to government programs such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, Japanese Internment Camps, and the misleading ideas of the Model Minority myth;
3. Asian Americans saw a drastic increase in hate crimes and assaults during the COVID-19 pandemic, due in large part to rhetoric from Donald Trump continuously referring to the pandemic with derogatory terms, such as: The China Virus and the Kung-Flu.
See also: Coronavirus