Asian American university students fear for elders after spate of racist attacks, urge others to speak out: ‘It’s up to us as a community’

CHICAGO – Angelle Cortes, a Filipino American college student living away from home, monitors the Ring video doorbell at her parents’ house in Bridgeview to make sure they’re safe. “I just still have that fear in the back of my head that someone at the grocery store is going to be super racist to them, or just randomly that my dad’s outside in the yard and will get punched in the face for no reason,” said Cortes, 21. YooJin Son, 23, would rather run household errands than let her mother go out during the wave of anti-Asian attacks. Son, who was born in South Korea, worries her mom might “turn …

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