COVID-19 & Anti-Chinese Prejudice: The Virus of Racism
This research began with a message that was sent to one of the authors via LinkedIn. The message, from a client, asked what could be done about the anti-Chinese prejudice that she was facing both in the workplace and in public places. This led to a phone call, which in turn led to this research being carried out.
The objective of the research was a simple one: to identify increases in anti-Chinese prejudice since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
There are two parts to the research. The first was a survey, in which 412 people participated. The second part was a series of interviews conducted to provide more in-depth information. Interviews were carried out with 29 people.
We are indebted to everyone who took the time to share their experiences with us, some of which were extremely sensitive and powerful.
We sincerely hope that this report will make all of us look again at the way that people of Chinese heritage are being treated in the United Kingdom at this very moment.