Joe Biden takes action against ‘horrific violence and xenophobia’ towards Asian-Americans

By Jacob Fromer, South China Morning Post |

US President Joe Biden took new actions on Tuesday to push back against a recent wave of violent, racist attacks on Asian-Americans, according to the White House.

“Across our nation, an outpouring of grief and outrage continues at the horrific violence and xenophobia perpetrated against Asian-American communities, especially Asian-American women and girls,” said a White House statement.

A separate study published on Tuesday by the group AAPI Data and SurveyMonkey found that 10 percent of Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) adults have experienced hate crimes and hate incidents in 2021 so far, higher than the national average of just 6 percent.