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On March 16, a series of shootings within a single hour at three massage parlours in Atlanta, Georgia left eight people dead, including six Asian women. At the time this was published, only the names of those killed in the first attack have been released. They include Xiaojie Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; Delaina Ashley Yaun Gonzalez, 33; and Paul Andre Michels, 54. Elcias R. Hernandez-Ortiz, 30, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.Robert Aaron Long, 21, was charged with murder and assault the following day. Although police have not yet labelled the shootings a hate crime, they have said that Long may have had a “sexual addiction” and was targeting places of “temptation. "For Asian-American and Asian-Canadian communities, however, there is no other way to describe the latest attack in a year that has seen anti-Asian hate crimes rise dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
How much has anti-Asian racism increased?
ans: When COVID-19 became a household term almost exactly a year ago, then-U.S. President Donald Trump labelled it “China’s fault” and the “China virus.” Since then, not only has the virus been called various racist names, there has also been a rise in racially charged incidents in the west—and online. According to an October 2020 report by the Anti-Defamation League, there was an 85 percent increase in anti-Asian rhetoric and conspiracy theories on Twitter shortly after Trump used those terms during the first presidential debate in the fall.In Canada, Fight COVID Racism has recorded over 931 incidents of anti-Asian racism and xenophobia from March 17, 2020 to present. In Vancouver, hate crimes increased by 97 percent while anti-Asian hate crimes specifically went up a staggering 717 percent last year. During the same period, Ottawa’s hate crimes rose by 57 percent. Montreal reported a total of 30 anti-Asian hate crimes and racist acts between March and December of last year, while only six were recorded in 2019. Additionally, according to Project 1907, Canada has more reports of anti-Asian racism per Asian capita than the United States. IN the U.S., Stop AAPI Hate, which tracks hate crimes against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, released research on March 16 revealing that nearly 3,800 incidents were reported from March 2020 to February 2021. Notably, women made 68 percent of the reports compared to men, who made 29 percent, while 6.2 percent were made by people 60 years and older. In fact, there has been a rise in attacks on elderly Asian Americans in the U.S., with over 20 cases reported in just the last month in northern California alone.
What does #StopAsianHate signify?
ans: After news of the Atlanta shootings began to circulate, so, too, did the hashtag “#StopAsianHate.” The hope, say many activists, is that this viral movement will shine a light on the racism that existed well before the pandemic and is even more prominent in the U.S. today.That goes for Canadians, too. Jooyoung Lee, associate professor of sociology at the University of Toronto, explains to FLARE: “I hope this wakes people up from multicultural myth-making where Canadians fall in love with the narrative of this country being a very open and tolerant society.”
In amplifying the conversation, the goal, too, is that others will become enlightened as to just how deep this history of hurt and “vicarious trauma,” in Lee’s words, runs.etc..
Pls spread this news to stop asian hates.
I'm an Asian. We all must stop this hate. "less hate, More love"