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Asian Americans speaking out amid surge in hate crimes

Demonstrators at an AAPI Rally Against Hate in New York on Sunday. Stop AAPI Hate is a group that tracks incidents of hate against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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WASHINGTON - Inspecting an experimental sandwich in his backyard in Flushing, Queens, chef Brian Tsao, 36, knows a thing or two about prejudice and racist stereotypes.

Half-Korean and half-Taiwanese, he was born in Flushing, home to New York City's largest Chinatown. And he has faced prejudice and stereotyping from almost every demographic - even in Beijing, where he was seen as American.

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