D&I Summit: Pandemic’s Impact on the Asian American Community

The Asian American community has experienced a rise in hate crimes

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In April, as the coronavirus continued its deadly march across the U.S., more than 1,500 hate crimes were reported against Asian Americans. They are being unjustly, and unbelievably, blamed for the disease.

“We are in 2020 and look at what happened,” asks Cynthia Chen at Adweek’s first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Summit on Wednesday. “It’s almost unbelievable, right?”

Chen, who is president of consumer health for Reckitt Benckiser, talked about the challenges and solutions with Claudia Romo Edelman.

Watch the full Q&A, and note Chen’s three actions we can all take right now:

 


@ChrisAriens chris.ariens@adweek.com Chris Ariens is the managing editor and director of video at Adweek.