Atlanta shootings: stopping Asian hate requires getting to root of West’s Sinophobia

Apr 10, 2021 | INVESTING

The shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six women of Asian descent, have saddened many people. The Asian-American community has experienced heightened vulnerability during the past year, with nearly 3,800 incidents of anti-Asian bias reported. In 2020, reports of hate crimes against Asian-Americans in 16 US cities jumped by nearly 150 per cent from the previous year. To phrase the nuanced sentiments as “Asian hate” can be misleading, though. This current wave of anti…

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