The Coronavirus: An Opportunity for Latent Racism to Surface?

On January 28th, a 60 year old man had a heart attack outside of a restaurant in Sydney’s Chinatown. He could have been saved, had any of the several bystanders performed CPR, but instead of doing so, they waited for the NSW Police as they feared he had the coronavirus. No one helped him, leaving him to die despite the paramedics’ efforts, given too late. This is a clear example of the latent racism that tends to surface around us in times of crisis. Closer to home, there has been…

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