Geneva – Racism-based bullying is on the rise as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) rages across the globe, finds the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor in a new report.
Reflecting animosities that may continue to erode the social fabric long after the infection subsides, reports are surfacing of people becoming the subject of discrimination and hate crimes due to their ethnicity, in the case of the Chinese, or infection status.
For example, activists and social media influencers have “outed” individuals who have tested positive for the virus, or even just those who are believed to be infected. Sometimes the disclosures are unintentional, but the result often is the same: stigma and discrimination as others seek to avoid them. The pall extends to their family members and, sometimes, victims have said, they are made to feel like criminals.
Full Report Here