2020 saw the rise of the greatest worldwide medical crisis in 100 years. Sickness and death have not been the only consequences of this global pandemic. The world has seen a rise in anti-Asian sentiment as a result of misconceptions, conspiracy theories, and ignorance about the nature and origins of COVID-19. The era has been marked by political figures in the U.S. calling the virus "Kung Flu" and "Chinese Flu", to acts of violence against Asians in countries around the globe. The behavior of some individuals has been disturbing. In some cases the acts are clearly criminal. Brave members of the martial arts community, including Cung Le and Into the Badlands', Daniel Wu, have used their Social Media platforms to highlight and bring attention to this international plague of hate. Taekwondo Life Magazine is committed to using its voice to speak out against hate of any kind. We express of our love and commitment to our Asian brothers and sisters around the globe and we thank them for their contributions to the world.
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