This week, I found a news: “Eight people, most of them women of Asian descent, were killed Tuesday night in three shooting at Atlanta-area spas before police arrested a 21-year-old man suspected of being the lone gunman.” Besides, according to report, “The police said the suspect had previously been a customer of at least two of the businesses where eight people were killed. Also, the House held its first hearing on anti-Asian discrimination in three decades.”
Although the suspect denies he discriminates against Asians, a number of increasingly people think this case was race-related. After this murder case, it pushed Asians into a hate crime atmosphere. The Asian civil rights groups, current officials at all levels, and Chinese associations across United States came out with condemnation statements and emphasized that racial hate crime must be stopped. On the other hand, the hash “#StopAsianHate” topped Twitter and people of all races, genders and ages takes to the street in California, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington to protest against Asian hate. Meanwhile, all kinds of celebrities are the first time to stand out, attack the crime and support the Asian community. NBA officials twitted that “ Last night’s tragic events in Atlanta are part of a disturbing rise in violence and discrimination towards Asian Americans. Today and every day, we stand with the Asian community and condemn all acts of hate and racism.”
This is a classical example of systemic injustice. The Asian community is always easy to ignore. The essence of problem about injustice for Asian American is voice totally weak. As a saying goes from China, tolerate temporary calm the broader picture. However, the Asian community can no longer be silent. We should support each other and fight back when faced with threats and crimes. In recent years, accompanying with rise of Asians in America, an increasing number of Non-Asian Americans begins to hate and discriminate Asian Americans. This is largely because they see immigrant Asians as “one” from “others” described in our course. These Non-Asian Americans think Asians rob a number of job opportunities and fortune. For instance, Asians have remained a quite political and cultural force around Atlanta over the past few decades. In this situation, Asian Americans should unite to confront the racial discrimination.