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In a time when Asian Americans need to unify, we are as divided as ever. Many non-Chinese Asian Americans are scapegoating Chinese Americans, insisting on referring to COVID-19 as the “Wuhan” or “Chinese virus.” Others like former presidential candidate Andrew Yang are calling for us to “wear red white and blue,” while also alluding that we aren’t contributing enough. Furthermore, others continue to remain silent, hoping to escape the rising hate coming our way. Suffice it to say, we are far from unified.