A person is shown in shadow and holding a placard with "#I am not a virus" printed on it.

Discussion: The rise of racism against Asian Americans amid the coronavirus crisis

A national spike in anti-Asian hate crimes — including a recent mass shooting in Atlanta — is prompting a national conversation. From physical assault to harassment to discrimination, Asian Americans have experienced a harrowing array of violence in the US, made more acute amid the coronavirus crisis. As part of The World’s series of conversations with Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a panel discussion addressing anti-Asian racism and the pandemic.

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EU moves toward stricter export controls for COVID-19 vaccines

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Asian American community on edge after deadly shooting in Atlanta

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Atlanta shootings come in wake of rise in anti-Asian hate crimes

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Growing fears of anti-Asian hate crimes following Atlanta shootings

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Leticia Arcila has voted in local and state elections. This is her first presidential election.

This young Latina calls health insurance ‘life-changing.’ She hopes Biden will help everyone get it.

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Leticia Arcila, 20, who lives in Atlanta, is hopeful about the executive orders that President Joe Biden has already signed and anticipates more progress in areas like health care.

Volunteers assemble signs before a rally for Democratic US Senate candidate Jon Ossoff and former US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro in Lilburn, Georgia, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. 

Latino communities targeted by disinformation ahead of Georgia’s Senate runoffs

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Georgia’s Senate runoffs are set for Jan. 5. And just like with the presidential election, there’s concern about mis- and disinformation targeting the state’s voters — including its growing Latino community.  

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‘Georgia, all eyes are on you’: Activists galvanize Latino voters ahead of runoffs 

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Since the 1990s, Georgia’s Latino community has grown steadily. Their votes could now make a difference in the hotly contested runoff races that will determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the US Senate. 

Chester County, Pennsylvania, election workers organize mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 General Election in the United States at West Chester University, Nov. 3, 2020.

International election watchdog: Polarization, loss of public trust threaten US election

The Carter Center sends teams of election observers all over the world to ensure they’re free and fair. This year, the nonprofit is working to encourage transparency and voters’ trust in the US electoral process.

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2020 Election: The voting power of Latino youth

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VIDEO: Eight Latino first-time voters tell The World about their politics, priorities and concerns leading up to the November presidential election.