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Asian Americans Face Increased Attacks

Bias attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are on the rise. Anti-Asian hate crimes jumped 149% in 16 of America’s largest cities last year, according to a study from California State University, San Bernardino. Some of the people convicted have mimicked "China virus" rhetoric used by former President Trump, incorrectly placing blame for the COVID-19 pandemic on the Asian-American community.

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    Rallying cry

    Rallying cry

    A rally at at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles on March 13.

    Memorial site

    Memorial site

    Mourners at one of the Atlanta-area spas attacked on March 16. Eight people, mostly women of Asian descent, were killed. Police are still investigating the motive.

    California vigil

    California vigil

    Linda Nguyen joined others in the Vietnamese community to put out luminaries in Fountain Valley, Calif., earlier this month, to draw attention to anti-Asian hate crimes.

    Tip line

    Tip line

    A sign in San Francisco encourages people to call a police tip line if they witness a crime.

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