Racism against Chinese-Americans is personal for CNN’s Lisa Ling, who uses her series This is Life to explore its history

A television journalist in the public eye for more than 20 years, Lisa Ling was horrified by remarks she saw last year when the United States was shut down by the Covid-19 pandemic.“The day after Donald Trump called Covid-19 the ‘China virus’ I got two messages on social media that told me my people were responsible for it,” says Ling, 48. “I saved the tweet: ‘I hope you and your kids die from the Wuhan virus.’”The words hurt Ling, who is Chinese-American and grew up in Carmichael, a suburb of…


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