I was at the grocery store earlier, in the spices aisle, when an asian man appeared in the aisle and started walking toward me.

When he neared, I said, “Hello.”

As soon as I started to speak, he recoiled in panic and quickly backed off. He turned his cart and scurried away.

He was clearly influenced by the media’s portrayal of how white men can pass on the virus to others.

It’s hard enough to live with the fear of the virus, without people being so racist toward one another.