The number of hate crimes against Asian Americans in the U.S. has increased by 54 percent in the past year, according to the latest statistics released May 6 local time by Stop AAPI Hate, an American nonprofit that works against Asian-Pacific discrimination.
Between March 2020 and March 2021, there were 6,603 hate crimes against Asians in the United States, compared with 3,795 in the same period the year before. Of all the victims, about 44 per cent were of Chinese origin, 17 per cent korean, 9 per cent Filibin and 8 per cent Vietnamese.
Hate crimes against Asians have occurred repeatedly
In January, a 91-year-old man was knocked down by a man in Chinatown, Oakland, California.
On March 16, eight people, six of them Asian-American women, were killed in a shooting at a massage parlour in Atlanta.
On April 23, a 61-year-old Asian man was attacked by a New York man in Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood.
Asian-Americans have lived in the United States for more than 160 years and have long been targeted, according to the Washington Post website. Asian migrants have been facing violence and racism.
According to Stop AAPI Hate, 68 per cent of hate incidents against Asians in all of 2020 will be against women and 29 per cent against men.
Russell Jeung, a professor of Asian-American studies at San Francisco State University and founder of Stop AAPI Hate, says some people think Asians or Asian women are more likely to be targeted.
“Inherit” the ugly history of racial discrimination
On why Americans hate Asians, a March article on the Washington Post website, “The Long and Ugly History of Racism and Violence Against Asians in the United States,” addresses the historical roots of the problem.
In the 1850s, Chinese immigrants began to enter the United States in large numbers, mainly in mining and railway construction, the article said. Almost at the same time, racist “Asians steal white jobs” was born.
In 1854, the California Supreme Court shot and killed Chinese immigrants in George Hall. Hall’s decision that Asians cannot testify against whites in court effectively protects whites from anti-Asian violence and reinforces racial discrimination against Asian immigrants.
By the 1870s, economic hardship had given rise to a spike in racism against Asians in the United States.
Times change, but it’s always Asians who carry the pot innocently
Racism is deeply embedded in the “traditional culture” of the United States, and Asian-Americans living in the United States have often been convicted of various problems and have been blacked out.
In the 1940s, thousands of Japanese immigrants lived in the United States. When Japan raided Pearl Harbor during World War II, the United States forcibly detained about 120,000 Japanese-Americans on the West Coast on suspicion that they might help the enemy. In fact, there are no spies among these people. When they were released, many found their homes and businesses destroyed or confiscated.
After the Vietnam War, many Vietnamese immigrants in Texas were engaged in shrimp farming. White Americans were reluctant as they worked hard to gradually dominate the industry. This time it was the 3K party, which burned down the boats of Vietnamese immigrants.
In 1982, Vincent Chin, a Chinese-American, was beaten to death by two Detroit auto workers who mistook him for Japanese. The killings took place during the U.S. recession, which many Americans blame on the rise of Japan’s auto industry.
During the outbreak, the United States even ignored the fact that the country’s epidemic prevention is not in place, the country’s outbreak is blamed on Asians.
Ironically, at a time when the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States is increasing significantly, Americans are “screaming” at WHO and dumping Pot China, while brainlessly flocking to the streets to oppose masks and outbreak prevention and control.
Double-labeling “human rights defenders” the stain of American racism is hard to erase
Racist behavior is widespread in the United States, not just against Asians.
Nearly a year after floyd, an African-American man, was killed by violent police enforcement last year, floyd convicted White Police Officer Shawvan of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The New York Times says it is “rare” for a police officer to be convicted in a violent Enforcement case against African-Americans by U.S. police.
U.S. President Joe Biden later said racism was a “stain on the Soul of America” and said the jury’s verdict on Shawan would make “a big step forward in racial justice for The United States.”
Some netizens questioned, is it really a step towards racial justice? ”↓
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also spoke, thanking Freud for “sacrificing” his life in pursuit of justice.
But by the netizen’s group derision:
How cold she really is
He’s not a sacrifice, he’s murdered! ↓
hehe! She showed some disgusting racism. She should be ashamed of herself. She should be expelled from Congress. ↓
The United States has accused other countries of ignoring human rights, but from Freud’s violent police deaths to the proliferation of violent crimes against Asians, the United States, under the guise of “human rights defenders”, is once again confirming its dual specimen.
Zhang Huayao said addressing the root causes of violence is the need for more education, more civil rights protections and more restorative justice models.
Last June, an emergency debate on racism was held during the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the first emergency session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on human rights in the United States.
In early April, protesters in New York marched against hate crimes against Asians.
On April 22nd the U.S. Senate passed a bill aimed at combating anti-Asian hate crimes under the coronavirus. The bill includes the Creation Of Special PositionS In The Department Of Justice To Speed Up The Review Of Hate Crimes Against AsianS, The Establishment Of An Online Hate Crime Reporting System In Multiple Languages, And The Strengthening Of Training For State And Local Law Enforcement In Reporting, Tracking And Responding To Hate Crimes. The bill has now been submitted to the House of Representatives for consideration.
Violence against Asians continues.
An Asian woman walks along a sidewalk with her companion and is hit in the head with a hammer on May 2, after several escapes and is still being chased and pulled by the suspect.
On May 4, a local man stabbed two elderly Asian women, aged 85 and 65, in the back with a long knife at a bus stop in San Francisco.
Clearly, it is difficult for the United States to achieve racial justice without fundamentally solving the problem.