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Thu May 20, 2021, 09:39 PM

Joe Biden Signs Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill Into Law

Source: Huffington Post

President Joe Biden signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law on Thursday, a response to the sharp rise in anti-Asian violence over the past year during the coronavirus pandemic.

“There are simple core values that should bring us together as Americans — one of them is standing together against hate, against racism, the ugly poison that has long haunted and plagued our nation,” Biden said at the White House ahead of the signing, telling legislators in the room that today, “you’ve taken a first step.”

The president added that many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have “lived here for generations and are still considered by some the ‘other.’”

“It’s wrong,” Biden said. “My message to all of those who are hurting is, ‘We see you.’”

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/biden-signs-covid-anti-asian-hate-crimes-185205053.html

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MichMan May 2021 #1

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Fri May 21, 2021, 02:23 PM

1. Weren't Asian Americans already protected under previous hate crime laws?

I assumed it covered all races.

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