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Ma featured in Chronicle of Higher Education piece on international students, racism in US

April 2, 2021

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Yingyi Ma

Yingyi Ma

The shootings at Asian-run spas near Atlanta were a dark moment in a grim year for anti-Asian racism—since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the group Stop AAPI Hate has catalogued nearly 3,800 incidents of anti-Asian discrimination or xenophobia. "The very fact that six out of eight victims are Asian women definitely makes the violence racialized and gendered," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "And given that 70 percent of all international students in the United States are from Asia, I think that would definitely make them very, very afraid." But, adds Ma, "I would argue that anti-Asian racism is always there. It’s just made prominent last week, made more visible last week." Read more in the Chronicle of Higher Education article, "How International Students' Perception of Racism in the U.S. Has Changed." Ma was also quoted in the Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, "Stakeholders Assess Whether International Student Enrollment Will Rise After Sharp Decline." 

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