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She couldn’t eradicate anti-Asian hate crimes. So she made a handbook on how to fight them

The COVID-19 pandemic had already left Anna Yao’s grandparents largely confined to their Oakland homes.

In March, after a series of violent attacks against elderly Asian Americans in the Bay Area, all four became afraid to venture out even for groceries or haircuts.

  • Anh Do
  • Los Angels Times

Yao’s maternal grandmother, Ellen Liu, said her legs wouldn’t be able to “carry her far enough” if she were attacked.

Yao’s paternal grandmother, Li Wang, confided that she wouldn’t know what to do if “someone didn’t like them just walking around — and what if it pushed strangers to do something violent?”

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