Being Asian During the Coronavirus Pandemic: When Racism Spreads Faster than the Virus Itself

A sign in Nantes, France that reads “Coronavirus: It has made more people racist than sick.” (Photo Credit: Estelle Ruiz for The Atlantic)

rying to balance myself without holding onto the subway pole, I swayed back and forth with my feet planted firmly. I felt a small tickle at the back of my throat. Oh no, not now. I desperately tried to gulp as powerfully as I could to combat the nagging sensation brewing in my esophagus. I cleared my throat and hoped that no one…