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Sat Mar 20, 2021, 07:19 AM

'Speak out:' Biden, Harris decry racism during Atlanta visit

Source: AP

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JEFF AMY and ZEKE MILLER

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and denounced the scourge of racism at times hidden “in plain sight” as they visited Atlanta, just days after a white gunman killed eight people, most of them Asian American women.

Addressing the nation after a roughly 80-minute meeting with Asian American state legislators and other leaders Friday, Biden said it was “heart-wrenching” to listen to their stories of the fear among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders amid what he called a “skyrocketing spike” of harassment and violence against them.

“We have to change our hearts,” he said. “Hate can have no safe harbor in America.”

Biden called on all Americans to stand up to bigotry when they see it, adding: “Our silence is complicity. We cannot be complicit.”



President Joe Biden speaks after meeting with leaders from Georgia's Asian-American and Pacific Islander community, Friday, March 19, 2021, at Emory University in Atlanta, as Vice President Kamala Harris listens. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-race-and-ethnicity-voting-rights-coronavirus-pandemic-asia-e99cd1bd4649668ac8248e76349d3e86

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keithbvadu2 Mar 2021 #1

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Sun Mar 21, 2021, 07:18 PM

1. big, tough guy beats on small asian woman.

tough guy - small woman

big, tough guy beats on small asian woman.

has to pick on old, small women.

his family must be so proud of him.

https://i.imgur.com/gGxABcM.mp4

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