Mark Marissen: Don't blame anti-Asian sentiment on the COVID-19 pandemic | Burrard

Mark Marissen: Don’t blame anti-Asian sentiment on the COVID-19 pandemic

September 21

A Vancouver mayoral candidate says the seeds were being planted in his city for many years

Vancouverites have long thought of our region as one of the world’s most welcoming places for immigrants. 

So why is Vancouver now singled out as a centre for anti-Asian hatred?  

British Columbia has a long and sorry history of scapegoating and discriminating against Asians and South Asians. 

For much of this past decade, ambitious politicians in B.C. and opinion leaders have been pointing fingers at immigrants—Asian immigrants—as the source of most of the ills that befall us.  

Article on The Georgia Straight by Mark Marissen.

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