The Best Sports Merch to Protect Yourself From Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

New York Knicks Striped Crew Socks (NBA Store, $7.99)

These aren’t just statement socks to style up your ‘fit as you stomp around the city - in a time when it’s pretty dangerous to be Asian in New York, these socks might just be your lifeline, bodyguard, and guardian angel. After all, if you wear Knicks’ gear around New York City, xenophobic onlookers will assume you’re “from here,” and thus, an actual human being like them. You know what that means: less likely to be called racial slurs and shoved during your commute! Score!