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Asian Americans take safety into their own hands after violent attacks

8 mins | Apr 27, 2022
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Anti-Asian hate attacks are escalating across the United States. Between March 2020 and December 2021, nearly 11,000 hate-related incidents against Asian Americans were logged. Regardless of the potential reasons, with some blaming former President Donald Trump's rhetoric that COVID-19 was a Chinese illness, many Asian Americans have been forced to take their safety into their own hands. In the aftermath of an unprovoked April 2022 mass shooting in Manhattan, Amanda Chu discusses the measures New York locals have taken, including joining self-defence classes, buying pepper spray, and using community safety apps.
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