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Online Harassment Against Asian-American Professors

An allegedly deafening silence from law enforcement


I wanted to flag an article today in The Verge that discusses the long-time online harassment of my colleague Prof. Alex Sinha and his wife Prof. Janani Umamaheswar, among other targets of anti-Asian American attacks. The piece raises important questions about what is the role of law enforcement in such cases and why we see so little intervention even with persistent abuse.