A group of Democratic Senators has said that there has been a rise in the hate crime against the Asian-Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic and urged the Trump administration to take necessary steps to stop such incidents. There was a rise in hate crimes against Asian-Americans.
In a letter to Assistant Attorney General, the senators asked the Civil Rights Division to address the spike in discrimination.
“We hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders related to the pandemic and the inadequate federal response to address these racist and xenophobic attacks, a sharp break from the efforts of past administrations, Republican and Democratic alike,” the Senators wrote.
“There are more than 20 million Americans of Asian descent, and 2 million AAPI individuals working on the front lines. There are health care workers, law enforcement agents, first responders, and other essential service providers,” they continued.
Also said, the Civil Rights Division should ensure the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans are protected.
In the last month alone, Asian American organizations received nearly 1,500 incidents. Also, a lot of anti-Asian harassment and discrimination against AAPI individuals across the country, they said.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, researchers have reported an alarming spike in anti-Asian racism. On March 14, a man stabbed 2 yr, 6 yr children and their father at Sam’s Club in Texas. He thought the family was Chinese, and infecting people with the coronavirus.
In the past month alone, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council and its partners have received nearly 1,500 reports of coronavirus-related harassment and discrimination against AAPI individuals across the country.
The rise in Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans