Hate crimes against Asian and Black people rise sharply in the U.S., FBI says

Hate crimes against Asian and Black people rise sharply in the U.S., FBI says

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/30/fbi-says-hate-crimes-against-asian-and-black-people-rise-in-the-us.html

KEY POINTS

  • 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.



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