Xenophobia In Our Backyard

Aug 2, 2020
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How do ethnic communities in our region become targets of xenophobia?  Today on The Full Story we consider two examples of how this happens in our region.   First, up is WSHU’s series, The Virus of Hate.  Reporter Cassandra Basler reports on how attacks against Asians in the US rose as the coronavirus spread.

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Most people think of the bubonic plague as the disease that killed a third of Europe’s population back in the Middle Ages.

“The plague never really went away,” says David Randall, a reporter and author of the history book, "Black Death at the Golden Gate." 

Keteo Rajachack owns the Lao and Thai restaurant, Pho Ketkeo, in downtown New Haven. She poses at her storefront, where she and an employee had their cars vandalized in April.
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The World Health Organization officially gave COVID-19 its name in February. Before anyone knew what to call it, some U.S. politicians and journalists dubbed it “the Chinese virus” or “Wuhan Coronavirus,” referring to the city that saw the first cases. 

For Advocates, White Allyship Involves Action

Jul 1, 2020
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Systemic racism is one group of people controlling all major institutions and resources. In the U.S., that’s white people.

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo says this Friday, June 19, known as Juneteenth in honor of the end of slavery in the U.S., will be a holiday for state workers. And he says he’ll work to make it a statewide holiday for 2021.