Kimora Lee Simmons, the former wife of mogul Russell Simmons, is urging people to call out attacks against the Asian American community.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly blamed China for the spread of the pandemic, even referring to it as the "Chinese Virus," which has led to a spike in violent attacks against the community.
"We each have a role to play in combating the virus but also racism," Simmons told the Los Angeles Times. "There are two sicknesses with a whole racially derogatory undertone that you have to fight at the same time. We have to combat it and treat each other with a little bit of respect because we're all part of the bigger picture. We all have to do our part, call [racism] out when you see it, hear it or read about it."
Meanwhile, in China, discrimination against their Black population has spiked since the outbreak.