A gentleman made eye contact with me, raised his body towards me and sprayed me with Lysol. He never said anything. I just walked away and tried to get into my car as quickly as possible.
– Emily Covey, a third year student at the University of Connecticut School of Law, describes one of the more antagonistic incidents she has faced as an Asian American since the pandemic began. In another incident, Covey said a woman tried to prevent her from entering a building by yelling, “Go away. You make us sick. “
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