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Rally against hate – a call for unity | Letter to the Editor

 

Last updated 3/23/2021 at 12:51pm

On March 16, multiple shootings in the Atlanta area left eight people dead. Among the dead were six Asian-American women.

This terrible incident is the latest in the rising number of anti-Asian crimes in America over the past year and is a trend apparently being fueled by a feeling by some that the COVID-19 pandemic was caused by China, and by extension, people of Asian ethnicity.

The Stop AAPI (Asian-American Pacific Islander) Hate National Report shows nearly 3,800 anti-Asian incidents were reported from March 19, 2020, to February 28, 2021. Anti-Asian hate crime in 16 of America's larg...



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