COVID-19 or Coronavirus, [ASL Sign]. I would like to discuss about “word”–overnight, it would change just like that. BAM! It is indeed, powerful more than ever imagined. Why? Frame. Reframe. Frame. Reframe. Frame. Reframe.
It would be easily be non-stop which would lead to new norm: Hatred, Xenophobia, Fear, the list goes on. Why? Trump himself said out of his mouth, “Chinese Virus”–he did not use “Coronavirus” but instead used “Chinese Virus”–his mouth spew hatred from the United States of America President encouraging new norm: Hate Crime, Hate Speech, Hate Literature.
One reporter asked Trump a question today (March 18, 2020):
“WATCH: @Yamiche asked the president if using the term “Chinese virus” to describe novel cornoavirus puts Asian Americans at risk of being targeted.
President Trump: “No, not at all. I think they probably would agree with it 100%”
Nothing wrong with that? All of us agree 100%? ALL OF US? No, we must resist! I would like to show you four books. THE COLONIZER AND THE COLONIZED, LESS THAN HUMAN, HATRED, BIGOTRY, AND PREJUDICE, HATE CRIMES. I have more books to show but those books are good enough.
I will show you examples, learn and understand the social phenomenon. We must resist, by informing them, “NO!”–please do not use “Chinese virus” as a new norm. Expression, writing, speaking and signing, and use that. Please do not use the term. “Coronavirus” would be better term to use. NOT CHINESE VIRUS. Thank you.
“A defensive reaction, an expression of anxiety by a minority living in the midst of a hostile majority?”
“A trace of Racism? Perhaps, without being too aware of it.”
“Dehumanization isn’t a way of talking. It’s a way of thinking–a way of thinking that, sadly, comes all too easily to us.”
“When we dehumanize people we don’t just think of them in terms of what they lack, we also think of them as creatures that are less than human.”
“The water is the crime. The hate is the oil….punish the crime….but leave the hate alone.”
“Seen as oppressive, intolerable, or unjust conditions.”
“Physical violence born of bigotry takes many forms.”
ALJAZEERA (NEWS/UNITED STATES): OUTRAGE AS TRUMP CALLS CORONAVIRUS ‘CHINESE VIRUS'”
“RACIST ATTACKS AGAINST ASIANS CONTINUE TO RISE AS THE CORONAVIRUS THREAT GROWS: COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE ARE REPORTING AN UPTICK IN ASSAULTS AGAINST CITIZENS OF ASIAN DESCENT”
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