Biden denounces anti-Asian racism says “it’s un-American. And it must stop”

President Joe Biden has denounced Asian racism in America in his quest to lead Americans on the path of recovery from the pandemic.
Mr President in a primetime address condemned anti-Asian racism outright unlike former president Trump who openly stoked xenophobic sentiments.

“Too often, we’ve turned against one another. … Vicious hate crimes against Asian Americans who have been attacked, harassed, blamed, and scapegoated. At this very moment, so many of them, our fellow Americans, they’re on the front lines of this pandemic trying to save lives, and still, they’re forced to live in fear for their lives just walking down streets in America,” Biden noted. “It’s wrong. It’s un-American. And it must stop.”
According to Vox, Biden’s comments come as anti-Asian incidents have surged during the pandemic: According to Stop AAPI Hate, a group that’s been tracking these reports, more than 2,800 such incidents have been documented since last March, ranging from violent attacks to verbal abuse including people getting spat on at the grocery store and called racial slurs. Per a report from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino, which examined police data in 16 major cities, hate crimes targeting Asian Americans rose 150 percent in the last year. And more recently, a wave of violent assaults on elderly people has renewed attention on this issue.
President Biden in January had taken executive actions when he denounced anti-Asian racism and called for better data collection of the above-mentioned incidents and urged the federal agencies to remove any racist language that may have been used in government documents.
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“A year ago we were hit with a virus that was met with silence, and spread unchecked. Denials for days, weeks, then months. That led to more deaths” — Biden begins his big coronavirus speech by taking shots at Trump pic.twitter.com/gljYpCMLv5

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