Asian Americans dealing with daily trauma of racial abuse – and learning to find their voices

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Ms Karen Mok (left) and Ms Jo-Ann Yoo, who are both involved in mental well-being and advocacy groups, say they feel unsafe to go outside in New York City.

Asian Americans dealing with daily trauma of racial abuse - and learning to find their voices

Nirmal GhoshUS Bureau Chief

NEW YORK – In the dense generic underground echo of conversation and grating metal screech of trains in a Manhattan subway station, the voice was distinct, coming at her from behind.

“Hey, China girl,” the man said, following the Korean-American woman for several metres as she ignored him and kept walking.

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