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President Biden Condemns Crimes Against Asian Americans

The president condemned that bigotry in his speech On Thursday: "It's wrong. It's un-American, and it must stop."
Posted at 11:11 AM, Mar 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-12 13:11:00-05

On Thursday, also marked one year since shutdown orders went into place in the U.S.

The move came after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic after it spread from an initial outbreak in China. 

This week on Morning Rush, we've reported on the sharp rise in crimes against Asian-Americans over the past year in the U.S.

And the president condemned that bigotry in his speech last night.

"Too often we've turned against one another," he said. " ... Vicious hate crimes against Asian-Americans who are being attacked, harassed, blamed and scapegoated. ... It's wrong. It's un-American, and it must stop." 

According to one civil rights group, there have been more than 3,000 reports of anti-Asian hate incidents over the past year. 


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