Anti-Asian hate crimes


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PROTEST: Many march in rallies across the country to protest Asian discrimination.

β€œAsians are not viruses racism is.”- Anti-Asian Hate protesters

Recently there have been several attacks towards Asian women in different places of the U.S. Several groups have started campaigns and began to protest against Asian hate.

Thousands of cases have been recorded in recent months, ranging from Asians being spat on to being verbally abused and physically abused.

Many activists say that these are hate crimes towards Asians, Covid-19 is often connected to the ideology that blames Asians for its spread.

On March 16, 2021, multiple shootings occurred that caused 8 Asian women to lose their lives. The shootings occurred at 3 different spas which lead many to believe that it was a hateful act towards Asians specifically.

β€œWhatever the motivation was for this guy, we know that the majority of the victims were Asian,” Ms. Bottoms said. β€œWe also know that this is an issue that is happening across the country. It is unacceptable, it is hateful and it has to stop.”

Since some troubling events quickly went viral on social media, celebrities and influencers have spoken and are voicing their opinion. Rihanna, the vocalist, took her thoughts to Instagram to express her grievances on the attacks on the Asian community, and said, “I’m heartbroken for the Asian community and my heart is with the loved ones of those we lost yesterday,” she continued. “The hate must stop. #ProtectAAPILives”

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is a non-profit organization that have a mission to make all Americans feel equal. Many cases have not resulted in the arrest of charges of hate crimes, causing Asian-Americans to take matters into their own hands by protesting and by holding rallies.

Steve Kang, a member of the SEIU said, β€œThe Asian American community for a long time has been viewed as an invisible group within the larger United States, and we wanted to really show, in big numbers, that we are no longer invisible,” Β β€œWe have to lift up our voices and say, β€˜Stop Asian hate.’”