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Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Spike Across The US
By Staff, Agencies
A recent study from the Center of Hate and Extremism at California State University reported that anti-Asian hate crimes have increased 149% from 2019 to 2020.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been increasing attention on anti-Asian and Asian-American hate crimes across the United States.
According to the study, which was conducted across 16 of America's largest cities, hate crimes against Asian Americans has jumped nearly 150 percent from 2019 to 2020. New York City and Los Angeles top the list in terms of anti-Asian reported incidents.
The fatal shootings at three Atlanta spas on Tuesday has only drawn more attention to the issue.
Atlanta police have confirmed that eight people were shot and killed after a gunman opened fire. Police say six of those victims were Asian women.
While investigators have not confirmed whether the Atlanta shootings were racially motivated, many others have been and this national trend appears to be spiking.
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