Asian Americans "Cry For Help" as Violations Rise: A Congressional Hearing
US lawmakers, professors and actor Daniel Dae Kim said the Asian American community was suffering from a year of intense attacks against Asians at a congressional hearing held just days after the killing of six Asian women in Georgia.
Thursday's session, which was scheduled before the attack, aims to examine the escalation of hate crimes against Asian Americans, which rose by 149% in 2020 in 16 major cities compared to 2019, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.
"Our society is bleeding, we are suffering, and for the past year, we have been crying out for help," Rep. Grace Ming told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
19 March 2021