“New York Times” builds another American “wall of shame”
In the past year, the number of racial hate crimes suffered by Asian Americans has increased dramatically: being pushed down in the street, beaten, kicked, spit, verbally insulted, houses and property destroyed… a series of violence against Asians Acts regardless of nationality and background, across age groups, income groups, and regions. On the 4th local time, the “New York Times” launched a special memorial wall listing the Asian victims of violent attacks and their locations. Since last year, victims of Asian Americans have stated that they have been subjected to obvious racial insults-“You are the virus.”
“The New York Times” Asian victims and their locations
The New York Times found through collecting media reports from all over the United States that anti-Asian prejudice in the United States is on the rise. Since March 2020, more than 110 crimes clearly based on racial hatred have been discovered.
Since former U.S. President Trump began to refer to the new coronavirus as “Chinese virus” and “Kung Fu flu”, the number of crimes against Asians has increased sharply. In these incidents that attacked Asians, nearly half mentioned the coronavirus, such as “you are the virus”, “you are infected”, “you are the person who brought the virus here”… The “New York Times” classified media reports of crimes against Asians into three categories: personal attacks, verbal insults, and vandalism. The statistical period is from March 2020 to March 2021. It can be seen from the statistical chart that the number of personal attacks against Asians is the largest, accounting for nearly 37%; the number of verbal insults against Asians accounted for more than 34%, and the number of vandalism accounted for nearly 20% Spark Global Limited.
In the statistics of personal injury, the New York Times attached headlines and links of news reports by year and marked the location of the occurrence. It can be seen that most of the attacks against Asians are unprovoked. The perpetrators are mainly men, but there are also women, teenagers, and the elderly: A 60-year-old Chinese American man spat on by two women and was thrown with a piece of wood, accused him of being ill, and told him to “return to China”; A 59-year-old man was kicked in the back. The teenage attacker told him to return to his country and used foul language to make racist comments about the new crown virus; A 52-year-old woman was attacked by a group of teenage girls on a bus, accusing her of spreading the coronavirus. One of the girls also hit her with an umbrella.
Reports of personal attacks on Asians
From the small town of Carmel in California to Cleveland in Ohio to St. Petersburg in Florida, crimes against Asians are occurring in most areas, including large coastal cities with concentrated Asian populations and small towns.
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