Racism Going Viral: The Coronavirus and Xenophobia

Not too long ago I came across a story from my local ABC News station, WFAA, on my Facebook news-feed. The story was about the continuing spread of the new coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China. Against my better judgement, I went to the article’s comments.
In the case of an epidemic, rumors and stereotypes are known to lead to scapegoating, which leads to further racism and discrimination. Differences in culture and ways of living are viewed as threats to one’s own existence. Fear of disease can be easily exploited to spread xenophobia for political or other gain. … More Racism Going Viral: The Coronavirus and Xenophobia

My Worst Travel Experiences, Part 2: Creepers and Other Characters

Note: This is a re-post from my old blog. The original post was made in 2017, under the title “My Worst Experiences Abroad.” The point of me sharing these experiences is to encourage everyone to embrace the good and the bad when it comes to traveling, and find ways to grow from negative experiences. (Fortunately, I’ve been … More My Worst Travel Experiences, Part 2: Creepers and Other Characters