Published: June 1, 2020

Many Asians and Asian Americans within our community and beyond are experiencing increased harassment, racial prejudice and bigotry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Asian Studies recognizes this as an unfortunate continuation of a long history of anti-Asian bias and, in particular, a pattern of stereotypes associating Asians, especially Chinese, with disease. We call on everyone in our community to work together to challenge misinformation, anti-Asian prejudice, and xenophobia. COVID-19 is best prevented by frequent handwashing, social distancing, and wearing a mask, not anti-Asian harassment.

Don’t Ignore It:
CU Boulder policy prohibits discrimination and harassment based on protected-class identity. All members of the campus community should report any acts involving unfair treatment, abusive words or expressions, or intimidating behavior aimed at any member of the campus community based on an aspect of identity. For additional resources and reporting options go to