March 30, 2021
By Jim Wilson, Canadian HR Reporter
Incidents of anti-Asian racism have been dominating the news the past couple of weeks, if not months. However, the issue is rooted further in the past, and the wounds that these people suffer cut deep through the skin, says one expert.
In an interview with Canadian HR Reporter, Gina Wong, professor and program director in the Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology at Athabasca University in Alberta, talks about the effects of anti-Asian racism on workers and the workplace, and how employers can implement measures to confront this problem.
Why is anti-Asian racism a growing problem?
“Anti-Asian racism is a growing problem because of COVID-19, but it’s always been an issue. Historically, racism has been part of the community for many, many years.