COMMENTARY: Condemning the surging violence, xenophobia and intolerance against Asian Americans


by BA 13 Views

A small but dangerous subset of Americans, angered by losses suffered during the pandemic, have directed their anger against a visible and vulnerable demographic group -- Asian Americans, especially Chinese Americans, whom they blame for the pandemic. Chinese Americans bear no responsibility for this tragedy, and they are equally devastated by it. Such scapegoating behavior is as old as humanity itself, and it continues with the same tragic effect, creating precedents for the harassment of other groups. We condemn it and claim instead the fair and equal treatment of all American citizens promised by the Constitution.