Former US Officials Condemn Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans

More than 100 people gathered Saturday in Overland Park for a Stop Asian Hate rally

More than 100 people gathered Saturday in Overland Park for a Stop Asian Hate rally

However, she says published statistics has given her hope people will be more cognizant and lend a hand to the people who need it.

James, a designer, said he has seen his Chinese partner's difficulties growing up in New Zealand.

"For centuries, [Asian American and Pacific Islanders] have contributed much to the vibrancy and success of this country".

"It's the bare minimum for us to stand up and hold a sign". "It's about recognizing us and humanizing us". We know the fetishization of Asian American women is a real thing many of us have had to deal with that. Instead, they want to shed light on how overt and unconscious racism impacts their lives.

"I'm just staying home - kind of like a birdcage feeling", she said.

"Words matter and when someone refers to the virus as the Kung Flu or the Chinese virus, people who are hateful and aggressive immediately turn their anger towards a demographic", Gilpin said.

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No passengers were aboard the ferry at the time and there were no injuries, but the collision caused serious damage to the boat. The shipping journal said two major companies, Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd, were looking into whether to re-route their vessels.

Officers did say they had not ruled out racial motivation behind the shootings, but say the man accused denied those allegations. Seven of the eight people were women.

The motive of the killing spree stemmed from a typical stereotype that Asian women are sex workers. Long had a history of going to Asian parlors for sex, his friends and family have told reports.

However, since March of 2020, 29 anti-Asian hate incidents have been reported in OH to the Stop AAPI Hate reporting tool.

Just last month, Vancouver Police Board shared a stunning 717 per cent increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in 2020 compared to 2019.

She joined dozens of other speakers, some from the Asian-American community and multiple politicians including Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, city councilors and state legislators, in the two-hour rally held on the steps of City Hall.

The City Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution on Monday that calls for support of the Asian-American community, calls for police to investigate all credible reports of hate crimes and the School Department to examine all credible complaints of bullying and other incidents against Asian students, Councilor Justin Hurst said. "We don't have to participate in the systems that are hurting us".

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