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Report reveals racist abuse experienced by Asian Australians during coronavirus pandemic – ABC News

Women are bearing most of the brunt of heightened racial abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a preliminary report into racism against Asians in Australia.

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Women are bearing most of the brunt of heightened racial abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a preliminary report into racism against Asians in Australia.
Key points:

  • More than a third of the racial abuse reported was racial slurs or name calling
  • Verbal threats made up 9 per cent of cases while being spat, sneezed or coughed on was 8 per cent
  • Six per cent of cases involved physical intimidation

Nearly 400 people with Asian backgrounds responded t…

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