ˌan-tē-ˈā-zhən How to pronounce anti-Asian (audio)
: opposed to or hostile toward the people or culture of Asia
anti-Asian discrimination
anti-Asian bias

Examples of anti-Asian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Certainly many worry that the rise in anti-Asian sentiment is here to stay. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, 9 Apr. 2024 An appellate court decision the following year allowed the project to proceed, and reaffirmed, for some, that Chinatown would once again shoulder the burden of a disruptive civic construction project, while businesses were still recovering from pandemic closures and anti-Asian sentiment. Mable Chan, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2024 When asked about their experiences with anti-Asian hate incidents — defined as insults, harassments, threats or a physical attack — about half of survey respondents said they were targeted in 2023 due to their race or ethnicity. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 8 Mar. 2024 Since then, our state has supported efforts to educate the public on the incarceration and address anti-Asian discrimination. Jonathan Van Harmelen, The Mercury News, 19 Mar. 2024 Ron Dong was only 2 years old when his Chinese American parents moved to Coronado, Calif., a change that had been possible only because of a Black couple who defied anti-Asian segregation to rent a house to his family. Amanda Holpuch, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2024 Those efforts stalled amid legal challenges, but Trump played a key role in making TikTok an issue in the first place, linking it to a broader anti-China agenda that included a trade war and incendiary rhetoric that’s raised fears of anti-Asian hate. Brian Fung, CNN, 8 Mar. 2024 At the turn of the 20th century, an era defined by Chinese exclusion laws and rampant anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S., many Chinese laborers found creative ways to sidestep racial barriers and support themselves, new research shows. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 23 Feb. 2024 Ever since the unfortunate onslaught of anti-Asian hate, there’s always one in my purse or backpack. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 25 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Asian was in 1920

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“Anti-Asian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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