Friday, March 19, 2021

There is no anti-Asian crime wave

CNN reports:
Former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Thursday said the string of deadly shootings at three Atlanta-area Asian spas "cut at the very core of our country" and that work to combat hate against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community "must intensify."

Both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday expressed concerns about violence against Asian Americans as they addressed the shootings. The President said in the Oval Office that he was "very concerned because, as you know, I've been speaking about the brutality against Asian Americans for the last couple of months."

The crime had nothing to do with race. This is all a big hoax.


“The expert witnesses at the hearing today testified that the reports and research showed there is a link between racist rhetoric and the rise in hate crimes,” Lieu noted. “So when the former president used racist terms like Kung flu, you can see that there was also an increase in hate crimes against Asian-Amerans last year. Nearly 150% spike in 16 major cities.
This is absurd. Violent crime was up in all the big cities in 2020. It was mostly due to George Floyd riots, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and police being ordered to be more passive. Possibly there was an increase related to the covid lockdown and unemployment, but the big increases started with the Floyd riots, not the lockdowns.

Most of the high-profile anti-Asian crimes were committed by Blacks.

So the Democrats blame this on Trump because he once used the term Kung Flu? No, this is nuts. They cannot even find one example to back up what they say.

Update: Canceling on account of Asians seems to be the order of the day:

Alexi McCammond is a 27-year-old political writer and the recipient of a 2019 award from the National Association of Black Journalists. She was slated to become the next editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue.

But on Thursday, McCammond announced her resignation from that position, following outrage from staff members — and two advertisers — over some tweets that made fun of Asian people. She wrote them in 2011, when she was a teenager.

I looked up the tweets, and they are fairly trivial. There is something wrong with those staff members expressing outrage. Maybe they just want to create animosity between Blacks and Asians. No Whites are involved in this fight.

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