Apparently, people are being extra racist against Chinese people and any and all individuals who racist people might mistake for Chinese (because racism) because the coronavirus seems to have originated from a region in China. This is some bullshit considering the fact that fucking measles, which is much more dangerous than this respiratory illness, came back in the U.S. just because some rich white ladies fell for a scam and stopped vaccinating their kids.
This isn't the first time a virus has made people show their racism.
The coronavirus exposes the history of racism and “cleanliness”
This has ranged from street harassment to right-wing conspiracy theorists claiming that the Chinese government made the virus on purpose.
Racism about cleanliness coming from Americans is pretty rich considering the fact that only 31% or our men and 65% of women wash their hands after using the bathroom.
The racism is so bad that it's actually hurting Chinese businesses. So if you're able, please go out and help your local Chinese-owned establishments by shopping their more often until the coronavirus panic passes. Get Chinese food when you don't feel like cooking. It's great. If you don't have a lot of cash to spend, you could probably just order from a teriyaki joint and make a difference because racists don't know what Chinese food actually is.
And if you're spreading racist bullshit around the coronavirus or anything else, you suck.