Fated to Love You is an impactful novel that focuses on the crucial message of anti-racism. Set in the years 2016-2019, the novel explores the prevalent issue of racism and its impact on individuals from different racial backgrounds. Threads of Fate is the second installment in the Chasing the Comet series, and is a significant novel as it marks the era of a moral awakening across the United States. Set in 2020-2023, the novel takes place during a time when the world was grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in one way or another, but it has been especially difficult for Asians living in America. According to a survey, 32% of Asians reported being fearful of threats or physical attacks during the pandemic, which was a higher percentage compared to other ethnic groups. Against this backdrop, the CHASING THE COMET series, sheds light on the importance of anti-racism, and while the pandemic is not the primary theme, it plays a significant role in the narrative.
The novel is a departure from the typical romance novels, as it strives to create awareness about anti-racism, an issue that is often neglected in mainstream literature. The novel is a compelling reminder of the importance of inclusivity and the need to embrace diversity. It also serves as a tool for education and deepening anti-racism work.
In light of recent events, the author has compiled a list of anti-racism resources to help readers educate themselves and their loved ones about the issue. This page is intended to serve as a resource for those who want to combat racism and promote kindness and compassion. It is essential to engage in anti-racism work, and this novel serves as a reminder that we must continue to strive for a better world for everyone, regardless of race or ethnicity.
Please note that the resources provided are not exhaustive and there is always more to learn and do in the fight against racism.
Resources for Combating Anti-Asian Racism
Cheah, C. S. L., Wang, C., Ren, H., Zong, X., Cho, H. S., & Xue, X. (2020). COVID-19 racism and mental health in Chinese American families. Pediatrics, 146(5), e2020021816. doi.org/10.1542/peds.2020-021816
Chen, H. A., Trinh, J., & Yang, G. P. (2020). Anti-Asian sentiment in the United States–COVID-19 and history. The American Journal of Surgery, 220(3), 556-557. doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.05.020
Chen, J. A., Zhang, E., & Liu, C. H. (2020). Potential Impact of COVID-19-related racial discrimination on the health of Asian Americans. American Journal of Public Health, 110(11), 1624–1627. doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2020.305858
Le, T. K., Cha, L., Han, H., & Tseng, W. (2020). Anti-Asian xenophobia and Asian American COVID-19 disparities. American Journal of Public Health, 110, 1371-1373. doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2020.305846
Lee, S., & Rose, R. (2021). Unexpected benefits: New resilience among intergenerational Asian-Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic. Social Work with Groups, 1-7. doi/full/10.1080/01609513.2020.1868705
Misra, S., Le, P. D., Goldmann, E., & Yang, L. H. (2020). Psychological impact of anti-Asian stigma due to the COVID-19 pandemic: A call for research, practice, and policy responses. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research,
Practice, and Policy, 12(5), 461-464. doi.org/10.1037/tra0000821
Tessler, H., Choi, M., & Kao, G. (2020). The anxiety of being Asian American: Hate crimes and negative biases during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 45(4), 636-646. doi.org/10.1007/s12103-020-09541-5
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