Asian Americans

A series of shootings in the Atlanta area that left eight people dead, including six women of Asian descent, has sent shockwaves through North Carolina's Asian communities. While authorities here say there's no sign of increased violence against Asians, people are concerned.

J Chong

*Advisory to listeners (readers), this story contains ethnic and homophobic slurs.

Reports of assaults on Asian-Americans are on the rise in the time of COVID-19, as some have blamed the pandemic on China. An organization representing Asian-Americans in North Carolina announced this week it will start collecting reports of racially-charged incidents in the wake of Coronavirus.