San Francisco Chronicle: ‘You’re not Chinese, are you?’ Bay Area health workers describe racism during pandemic

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘You’re not Chinese, are you?’ Bay Area health workers describe racism during pandemic. “In California, 25% of active registered nurses are either Asian-born or Asian American, according to research from the Healthforce Center at UCSF. As workers on the front lines, they’re more likely to be exposed to COVID-19. They’re also more likely to die. The changing health care workforce is a result of 60 years of the United States recruiting Asia-trained nurses — especially from the Philippines — to fill shortages in American public hospitals. Now, these nurses are experiencing anti-Asian bigotry while they work to save American lives, said Catherine Ceniza Choy, professor of ethnic studies at UC Berkeley.”

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