On Thursday, NCS’s Lisa Ling questioned why Georgia police have but to name Tuesday’s mass capturing — which left six Asian girls and two others lifeless — a hate crime. She referenced the “pattern of attacks on Asians” that had already been garnering vital media consideration previous to Tuesday’s spree, for which a 21-year-old is now charged with 4 counts of homicide and one rely of assault.
“To say that this attack in Atlanta was not a hate crime because the terrorist said it was not racially motivated and we’re going to take him for his word… He specifically targeted three Asian massage parlors. They weren’t even close together,” she stated.
The “This Is Life” host appeared on “New Day,” the place she spoke about how current assaults have traumatized her as an Asian American and stated, “Every time I open my social media or my media, there is video of or reports of more Asian people getting attacked.”
The capturing befell at three separate spas — Young’s Asian Massage Parlor, Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa — within the Atlanta space Tuesday evening. The suspect was charged with 4 counts of homicide and one rely of assault in Cherokee County, the place one of many spas is positioned. Officials haven’t but introduced any prices for the killings that befell on the two different spas within the metropolis of Atlanta, however they did say Wednesday that the suspect cited a intercourse dependancy, not a racial motive, for the killings, which additionally they stated he admitted to.
In addition to the victims’ ethnicity, the “New Day” hosts identified the vast majority of them have been girls. Ling was requested to remark in regards to the “disturbing” manner Asian girls are stereotyped in America.
“Asian women have been fetishized and exoticized for generations,” she defined. “The perception of Asian people even in our media; Asian men are emasculated, Asians are constantly the butt of jokes and teasing. That all matters and it’s time we start changing the narrative about Asians.”
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic final yr, almost 3,800 incidents of violence, discrimination or different types of harassment have been reported to Stop AAPI Hate, a reporting middle that tracks hate incidents towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. There have been a whole of 1,691 incidents reported in California, representing almost 45% of all reported incidents. Of those that reported incidents, 68% recognized as girls.
Watch Ling’s total section below.
“How many people have to die for this to really be taken seriously?” @lisaling says as hate crimes towards Asian Americans are on the rise. “There is real fear among Asian people about going outside of their own homes … This scapegoating of entire populations has to stop” pic.twitter.com/L8DAZvcAzQ
— New Day (@NewDay) March 18, 2021
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