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What It's Like To Be On The Receiving End Of Anti-Asian Hate

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People hold signs during the "We Are Not Silent" rally against anti-Asian hate in response to recent anti-Asian crime in Seattle, Washington on March 13, 2021. (JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)
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Dakota Kim was having a pleasant day with a friend at the Huntington Botanical Gardens recently when a fellow visitor told them to "go back to China." In the Chinese Garden, no less.

As anti-Asian hate has spiked during the pandemic, Kim has become intimately familiar with incidents like these. It wasn't the first she's experienced, she writes, and it likely won't be the last.

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