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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Murders and other hate crimes against Asian-Americans go largely unreported in Bharat’s MSM

Hate crimes including murders and casual violence against Americans of Asian origin are being mainstreamed in the US which is often hailed as the ‘leader of the free world’. Bharatiya MSM (mainstream media) is never short of words when it comes to praising the American democracy but the same MSM doesn’t even report crimes perpetrated against Asian-Americans.

Recently, a spate of attacks took place on spas run by Asians. A report by NBC Asian America News says:

Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, Georgia, has been charged with eight counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault in Cherokee County. The attacks began around 5 p.m. when four people were killed near Acworth, a suburb north of Atlanta, authorities said. At 5:47 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at Gold Spa, according to APD’s call sheet. At 5:57 p.m., they received a report of shots fired at Aromatherapy Spa across the street.

NBC Asian America News also quotes eyewitness Eunji Lee who happens to be one of the survivors of the attack:

“So how is this not a hate crime?” Lee said, stressing how the suspect targeted Asian-run spas.

Lee said she is terrified by the increase in violence toward Asians in America. Hate crimes against the community increased by nearly 150 percent in 2020, mostly in New York and L.A., while they decreased for the general population.

This is just one in a series of attacks that are being perpetrated against Asians. Racial hatred is being mainstreamed in America with white supremacy often triggering such attacks. A report by The New York Times says that attacks on Asian-Americans have risen substantially in the last year.

The report says:

The number of hate crimes with Asian-American victims reported to the New York Police Department jumped to 28 in 2020, from just three the previous year, though activists and police officials say many additional incidents were not classified as hate crimes or went unreported.

Here are some instances of hate crimes against Americans of Asian origins that has gone unnoticed and undebated:

1) A 51-year old Asian woman was injured in a hate crime attack on a city bus in March last year perpetrated by an unidentified woman and three teenage girls who began making anti-Asian comments to her. The woman then attacked her, hitting her on the head with an umbrella, before fleeing the bus, police said.

Three 15-year-old girls were charged with hate crime assaults, menacing, and harassment shortly after the incident. The police department’s Hate Crime Task Force is seeking the woman reported The NBC News.

2) Asian origin Bawi Cung and his two sons were stabbed last year. AP News report says:

On a Saturday evening in March, when COVID-19 panic shopping gripped the nation, Cung was in search of rice at a cheaper price. The family was in the Sam’s Club meat section when Cung suddenly felt a punch to the back of his head. A man he didn’t know then slashed his face with a knife. The assailant left but soon returned to stab the boys. He wounded the 3-year-old in the back and slashed the 6-year-old from his right eye to a couple of inches past his right ear. They survived the attack but the trauma persists.

3) AP News also reported the lasting mental trauma that verbal attacks have on victims. In April, a confrontation in a Richmond, California, park left an irrevocable impact not just on Kelly Yang, 36, but her children. She was forced to discuss anti-Asian racism with her son, 10, and daughter, 7 — a talk she didn’t think would happen for a few more years. An elderly white couple, upset over her unleashed dog, called Yang, who is Chinese American, an “Oriental” and said the words many Asian Americans dread: “Go back where you came from.”4) An 84-year-old San Francisco man of Thai origins was murdered in a brutal racial attack in January. As per an SF Gate report Vicha Ratanapakdee, a Thailand native who his family says emigrated to America to live with his daughter and son-in-law, died days after the Thursday morning attack. His daughter, Kim Ratanapakdee, told KTVU that her father was targeted because he was an elderly Asian man. She added that she has received racist harassment and verbal abuse since the beginning of the pandemic.

5) “A 65-year old Asian woman was attacked by a man in New York on Monday afternoon while several witnesses seemingly stood by and did not intervene, surveillance footage released by the New York City Police Department has revealed” reported The Forbes. 

These are only some of the numerous instances where American citizens of Asian origins have been targeted out of racial hatred that seems to be running deep in American society. For a country that projects itself to be a champion of free speech and lectures other countries on “human rights”, the country has failed to ensure protection to its own citizens who may have a different ethnicity. The US should first set its own house in order rather than handing out human rights certificates to rest of the world.

(Featured Image Source: CGTN News)

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