US President Biden signs hate crimes law to help protect Asian Americans

After multiple incidents of violence against Asian Americans in the US, President Joe Biden has recently signed a hate crime law. As violence against Asians in America has been on the rise since the Covid-19 pandemic, Biden told Asian American politicians and senior members of Congress that racism has long been toxic.

He says the Asian American community has been made a scapegoat against the backdrop of growing Anti-Chinese sentiment.

“… ugly poison that has long plagued our nation.”

“Too many Asian Americans have been waking up this past year genuinely fearing for their safety, just opening their door and walking down the street.”

Activist group Stop AAPI Hate, says there have been 6,603 hate incidents since March 2020, but many more have gone unreported. Unlike his predecessor, former US President Donald Trump, would often refer to the Covid virus as the “China virus” or “Kung flu” which was quickly adopted into the right-wing vocabulary. Biden, however, did not mention the previous president’s racial references to the virus when he signed the law.

Instead, a rare bipartisan support was seen in Congress over the law, which improves access for reporting such crimes and streamlines the procedures for authorities when responding to such crimes.

“I mean this from the bottom of my heart: hate can be given no safe harbor in America. Silence is complicity. We cannot be complicit.”

The US artist behind a portrait of an elderly Thai man who died after a brutal attack outside his San Francisco home, voiced his disgust and sadness at the rise in anti-Asian sentiment in the US. Los Angeles artist Jonathan D. Chang drew the portrait of 84 year old Vicha Ratanapakdee and posted it on Instagram as a tribute to the murder victim.

“My condolences to the family of Vicha Ratanapakdee. I hope justice will be served.”

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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  1. This is absurd. Yes, Asians have been getting attacked for a long time. The problem for the leftist US media is that the perpetrators of the attacks are overwhelmingly black, i.e., not white supremacists, not Trump supporters, not motivated by things like Trump saying “China virus”. The leftist media itself has conspired to conceal the basic facts of this pattern of criminality for years.

  2. The question is though when blacks were and still is being brutalised by the police why didn’t he also sign a hate crime Bill for them? Asians have never had to suffer 300 years of slavery in this country after which they, the blacks struggled through Jim Crow, lynching, Mass Incarceration of which our esteemed and racist president is the author of that bill.
    In this country, the blacks have always had a raw deal.

  3. @Brian – Of the 9,468 murder arrests in the US in 2017, 53.5% were black and 20.8% Hispanic. Of the 822,671 arrests for non-aggravated assault, 31.4% were black and 18.4% Hispanic. CDC cite on Wikipedia.

    In 2017 total US population was 325,000,000. Of this 44,000,000 are the total of the Black population. This represents 13.5% of the total population….causing over 50% of the homicides in the country. Remove all the elderly and children from the black population and its probably more like 9% of the US population responsible for over 50%n of the homicides.

  4. I wish the person writing these stories would stop saying bad things about US former President it makes this news source look bad. I think I will go back to blocking this news source again I blocked before and thought I would try it again. Watching CNN NSNBC and all these so called news sources spread racism. I am from Texas and I dont know one racist person in real life. The racist people are in the media and on tv. It is the news and TV shows that push the racist agenda. I was watching NCIS on tv and a woman said I am a proud black woman. If a white person says that they say they have White Privilege and boycott the show. Just stop pushing the medias agenda. Be a good news source. Stop bashing the prior administration. Love everyone

  5. FBI keep all records of documented crime in the US. Thousands of law enforcement agencies voluntarily submit data to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s (UCR) Hate Crime Statistics Program on crimes motivated by prejudice based on race, gender and gender identity, religion, disability, sexual orientations, or ethnicity.

    Some basic facts:
    Black on Asian crime is grossly disproportionate. 400 – 1
    Black on White: 47 – 1
    Black on Latino: 34 – 1

    Black men aged 15 – 45 represent 3% of the US population but commit over 70% of property crime and over 50% of all murders.

    Slavery ended over 150 years ago.
    Vietnamese fleeing the war in the 70’s with only the clothes on their backs are now successful business owners and are watching their grandchildren graduate from medical school.

    This is not about oppression. This is about culture and the black culture has a problem worldwide.

  6. @James –
    Black males represent approximately 6% of the US population. Black males between 15 – 45 represent 3% of the population but commit over 50% of violent crimes and murder.
    No other country in the world offers blacks more opportunities than the US.

  7. @Saintpats – Thanks for the stats update. Antoine Watson is the name of the joggah that is “suspected” of murdering the old Thai gentleman in this article. I put a link to the case for you in an earlier reply but Thaiger removed my post among others.

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