Text on a mural by street artist Laika, near Piazza Vittorio in Rome on Tuesday, reads: “There is an epidemic of ignorance around … We must protect ourselves.” The figure holds a sign reading “#JeNeSuisPaSunVirus” (I’m not a virus). (Alessandra Magliaro/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
In Rome, a top conservatory suspended East Asian students. A newspaper in France issued a “Yellow Alert.” Around the world, reporters have chronicled an uptick in anti-Chinese sentiment.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, so do fears over rising prejudice.
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