24 Mar 2021

US sees huge rise in anti-Asian hate crime since pandemic began

Washington Correspondent

When a gunman went on a killing spree last week in Atlanta, it sparked national outrage and conversation around the rise of racism against Asian Americans.

Six of the victims were of East Asian descent and the police are investigating a racist motivation for the murders.

Since the Covid crisis began, there has been a massive increase in hate crimes against Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and other Asian Americans in the US.