Hate crimes against Asian and Black people rise sharply in the U.S., FBI says
- Hate crimes targeting people of Asian descent in the U.S. rose by 70% last year compared with the number of such incidents in 2019, the FBI said.
- That increase coincided with the outbreak in the U.S. of the Covid pandemic, which some racists have unjustly blamed on Asian Americans because the coronavirus originated in China.
- The number of hate crimes targeting Black people jumped nearly 40% last year compared with 2019 levels.
- President Joe Biden in April signed the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act to address the rise in anti-Asian American crimes seen in 2020.
As a minority/multi-ethnic person of color, I can contest to this. I’ve experienced this off and on my entire half-century of life, but it is getting so much worse again.
It is everywhere- on social media, in public, in the workplace- AND IT NEEDS TO STOP.
I want my children to live in a world where these ethnic/religious based aggressions are not an issue.
The witch hunts need to stop.
I don’t care what color you are- if you are Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Pagan- we need to live in a world where people feel safe and heard and are not subjected to horrors based on our DIFFERENCES and fear.