Jeremy Lin was targeted multiple times with racist slurs, believes Covid-19 has simply exposed an underlying problem.

Former NBA star Jeremy Lin says he’s seen a rise in racism across the US since the coronavirus pandemic started and says the country must address the issue of anti-Asian violence.

“This has been something that’s really blowing up or boiling up for a little bit for me,” Lin told CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday.
“I’ve seen since last year, around January when everything started to happen, I’ve just seen the rise in a lot of these attacks and hate crimes.”
He says he was targeted multiple times with racist slurs during his college basketball career but never revealed who those players were. And he believes Covid-19 has simply exposed an underlying problem.
From March to the end of 2020, the Stop AAPI Hate website received more than 2,800 first-hand reports of anti-Asian hate across 47 states and Washington, DC, according to data released earlier this year.
Former President Donald Trump received criticism for referring to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus” during his presidency and Lin said such discourse hasn’t helped the bigotry against Asian Americans.
“I would love to see cross-cultural solidarity. I would love to see people supporting anti-racism, not just in one people group, but across the board.”
Lin has received support from Golden State Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr who said the NBA veteran’s testament was “really powerful.”







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