Hundreds gathered in cities across the U.S. on Saturday, including Atlanta, Georgia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to protest mounting violence against Asian-Americans in the past year, sparked by the recent shootings at day spas in Atlanta that left eight dead, including six Asian women.
Many Asian Americans present said that crimes against them were not being taken seriously.
"Even if I am Asian, I am also American.
And in my personal experience I always feel invisible." Democratic Georgia State representative Bee Nguyen declared it an attack on the Asian community.
"We have lived in the shadows, invisible, overlooked and and relegated as second-class citizens.
And now, in the wake of a violent and brutal shooting, white America is still trying to deny our humanity and existence." Georgia's newly-elected senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock also appeared before the crowd.
"I'm not interested in whether or not he had a bad day.
Talking about a bad day." CBS News reported that hundreds of protesters also marched through Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday.
Award-winning actress Sandra Oh made a surprise appearance at that rally.
"Everyone here, I will offer, I will challenge everyone here, if you see something, will you help me?" This week's killings follows mounting violence against Asian-Americans in the past year.
Community leaders say that's owing to Asian-Americans being blamed for the global health crisis.
After the attacks in Atlanta, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long was charged with eight counts of homicide.
He said that racial bias was not his motivation, while authorities stressed that they have not ruled out charging him with hate crimes.
The increase in anti-Asian hate and violence has forced many Asian Americans to have difficult conversations about race. For one family, dinnertime has turned into lessons on racism. But for another, a Korean-adoptee feels isolated from the AAPI community. Meanwhile, a college student has given up medical school to focus on his viral Asian-centric media company. CNN’s Natasha Chen reports.
In Atlanta’s well-to-do community of Buckhead, the debate over becoming an independent city has been brewing off and on for decades. Now, amid a spike in crime, calls to split from the capital have grown louder than ever. CNN’s Natasha Chen reports.
Georgia authorities have identified a grocery store cashier killed during a face mask dispute and the man accused of shooting her. DeKalb County police said Laquitta Willis, 41, was the victim in the shooting at Big Bear grocery store in Decatur, just outside of Atlanta.
After decades standing in the shadows of the nation’s largest Confederate monument, a predominantly Black town in Georgia is trying to break ties with its own racist history. CNN’s Martin Savidge reports.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, his wife Tricia and their family received threats of violence months after the election former President Trump falsely claimed was fraudulent. CNN’s Amara Walker reports.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Joe Biden's administration to give its views on whether the justices should hear a challenge to Harvard University's consideration of race in undergraduate student admissions. Gavino Garay reports.
The Killing Eve star spoke to the Los Angeles Times' Asian Enough podcast about what she hopes to achieve through her acting roles, especially amid the rising cases of violence towards the Asian community - particularly in the U.S.
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During a speech before signing an anti-Asian hate crime bill, President Joe Biden passionately spoke about hate in the US, saying “we can not let the very foundation of this country continue to be eaten away.”
Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey and Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania tell CNN’s Dana Bash they’re determined to show the American people that their parties can still work together despite the current political climate.
CNN’s Brianna Keilar, John Berman and Amanda Carpenter discuss Gary Tuchman’s conversation with Pennsylvania Republican State Sen. Doug Mastriano who claimed he’s seen better elections in Afghanistan than in Pennsylvania.
[NFA] President Joe Biden marked his 100th day in office with a trip to Georgia on Thursday to visit former President Jimmy Carter and promote his plans to spend trillions of dollars to rebuild the U.S. economy. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
President Joe Biden says he stressed human rights issues in his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. That includes the cases of two Americans who Biden says are “wrongfully imprisoned” in Russia.Biden also says he’ll continue to raise concerns about cases like Alexei Navalny, the jailed leader of the Russian opposition to Putin.
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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday promoted the Biden administration's efforts to advance voting rights when she met 16 fellow Democrats from the Texas state legislature who successfully blocked a bill they said would make it harder for Black and Hispanic Americans to vote. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
A 42-year-old volunteer working with New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams’ campaign was stabbed multiple times in the Bronx. New York Police Department spokesman Sgt. Edward Riley confirmed the stabbing to CNN.