Hate Crime Against Asians

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In the ending of 2019 near December, a new virus started to spread in Wuhan China, causing hardness of breathing, loss of sense of smell, taste and even death. In 2020 the virus spreads to Russia, Europe and soon places all over the world including America. On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the virus that had caused the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. This difference doesn’t just come with a new expectation on the new year of 2021 for not just school but your entire routine. This sparked the usage of medical masks and hand sanitizer, the sudden urge to stay 6 feet apart. This also came with a brutal hate crime against Asian Americans, pushing, punching, robberies and jumping against the Asian American community, so much that many have feared to go out to buy nessiateries. The rise of hate crime has gone up 75 percent, the violence has gone so far even to breaking into a home with a teenager in it and repeatedly cutting them with machetes. This violenceĀ  is unnecessary and has caused fear throughout america. People should not have to live in fear in a time like this. It’s awful how people can even live with themselves after targeting someone that was innocent just because of their background.

These recent events has caught a lot of media attention on popular apps such as Snapchat, Instagram Tik tok ,Twitter and many more with the hashtags such as #stopasianhate and #protectasainlives. Recent protests have been happening in California, New york and over the rest of the world. Even popular celebrities have spoken out, for example a popular Asian boy band called BTS and a famous actor Lana Condor. In President Joe Biden’s speech held on March 11, 2021 he spoke about the racist Asian hate. He said that “too often, we’ve turned against one another.” He said that Americans should be working together but, instead there has been “Vicious hate crimes against Asian Americans who’ve been attacked, harassed, blamed and scapegoated.”

“At this very moment, so many of them our fellow Americans, are on the front lines of this pandemic trying to save lives and still are forced to live in fear for their lives just walking down streets in America,” he said. “It’s wrong, it’s un-American, and it must stop.”