Rise in anti-Asian violence - How local Hoosiers are making a difference

Biden and Harris walk to board Marine One to travel to the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta after arriving in Georgia

Rise in anti-Asian violence - How local Hoosiers are making a difference

A House judiciary subcommittee on Thursday heard testimony from Asian American lawmakers, professors and advocates on the rise in anti-Asian discrimination and violence following the shooting rampage in Georgia by a white man that killed eight people - six of them Asian women - at three massage parlors. Almost 3,800 such incidents were reported to the organization nationwide.

On Friday, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said acts of violence against the community were exacerbated by language used by the Trump administration.

Los Angeles-based Cathay Bank Friday announced a $1 million donation to the Cathay Bank Foundation to support organizations that work to promote diverse communities and combat anti-Asian hate crimes and xenophobia. Almost 3,800 incidents have been reported to Stop AAPI Hate, a California-based reporting center for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and its partner advocacy groups, since March 2020.

Biden called on United States lawmakers to quickly pass a Covid-19 hate crimes Bill, saying while the motive was still unknown in this week's shooting in Georgia, the nation faced an "ongoing crisis of gender-based and anti-Asian violence". Yoon said the woman, who was arrested, did not make any racist comments during the assault, but she couldn't help but think about rising attacks against Asian Americans. The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, typically dominated by Democrats, has its largest roster ever, including Asian American and Pacific Islander members and others who represent significant numbers of Asian Americans.

California has tallied the most of any state, including at least 42 in San Diego County. But it said that is likely to change.

Last March, a USA -born Hong Kongese Uber driver posted a video that went viral of him picking up passengers in San Diego's Convoy District and being harassed with coronavirus jokes.

"We've always known words have consequences", Biden said.

The newly-elected US President also said, "Too many Asian Americans have been waking up each morning this past year fearing for their safety and the safety of their loved ones".

Hate incidents against Asians spiked at the beginning of the pandemic but tapered off as the country went into lockdown, Trinh said. The report said a disproportionate number of the incidents involved women. "So we're gonna fight again".

But Kim (obviously) did not accept Robert's "sexual temptation" trigger as an appropriate reason for the public not to be addressing the Atlanta shootings as a "hate crime".

"They've been attacked, blamed, scapegoated and harassed", he said".

"There were a lot of tears, and there were a lot of questions, and for many I think there is a sense also of helplessness", said Gabriel J. Catanus, the lead pastor, who is Filipino American.

"When you look at history ... every time there was some kind of outbreak, some kind of disease, the USA scapegoated Chinese immigrants coming overseas", Lee said. While other evangelical men haven't resorted to murder, the victim-blaming mentality among evangelicals has been well-documented.

"The notion that 'I have a sex addiction, I feel so bad about it, I am going to go out and kill eight people, ' I just don't buy it", said Grubbs, who has also treated people with the problem.

Biden ordered the US flag flown at half-staff at the White House to honor the victims of the Atlanta area shootings.

The church said it is cooperating with law enforcement and added: "We pray for both earthly justice and divine justice".

"In American society, Asian Americans are not seen and listened to", she said. How many accept the model minority myth at face value, not realizing it was created by the white majority as a means to push Black and Native Americans further down the racial hierarchy?

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