HITTAT PÅ NÄTET: Joe Biden – att nämna det kinesiska virusets ursprung är ”rasistiskt”

USA:s nye demokratiske president Joe Biden vill inte att det kinesiska viruset Covid-19:s ursprung ska nämnas eftersom det kan leda till rasism mot personer med kinesisk bakgrund.

”Inflammatory and xenophobic rhetoric has put Asian-American and Pacific Islander persons, families, communities and businesses at risk”, sade Joe Biden i ett meddelande i tisdags (26/1 2021).

”The federal government must recognise that it has played a role in furthering these xenophobic sentiments through the actions of political leaders, including references to the Covid-19 pandemic by the geographic location of its origin.”

Läs mer i artikeln ”Biden bans linking Covid-19 to China in bid to quell racist backlash in US” (South China Morning Post, 27/1 2021)

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