Asian | translate English to French: Cambridge Dictionary
French Asians have taken to social media to complain of a backlash against them in response to the Chinese coronavirus outbreak. Anti-Asian racism has been reported in the UK and elsewhere, and now French Asians have complained of abuse on public transport and social media. The paper quickly apologised, saying it had not meant to use some of the "worst Asian stereotypes". As the hashtag spread, one woman, Cathy Tran, described hearing two men on her way to work in the eastern town of Colmar saying; "Watch out, a Chinese girl is coming our way. Another hashtag user complained: "Stop asking if we're dangerous if we cough while all the people around us are doing so. France is planning to send a plane to Wuhan on Thursday to evacuate about people, including non-French EU citizens.
French Asians: Identity crises, belonging and bananas
Asian diasporas in France consist of foreign residents and French citizens originating from Asian countries living in France. French citizens of Asian descent primarily have ancestry from the former French colonies of Indochina Vietnam , Laos , Cambodia and China. While they are Asian by definition, Middle Easterners are often considered to be a separate category from that of Asian in France because of large differences in culture and ethnic composition from the rest of the Asian continent as well as racial relationships between the group and general French populace. The population of ethnic Khmers in France as of is estimated to be about 80,, making the community one of the largest in the Cambodian diaspora. Early Cambodian immigration to France began in the latter half of the 19th century, when Cambodia became a French protectorate.
I think part of this discomfort arises from the lack of diversity in France. Even more staggering, Asians only make up about 1. When there are fewer minorities, there are fewer opportunities for non-minorities to interact with different cultures, so ignorance is more likely.