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Fears of racist violence grow for Minnesota's Asian Americans

 

March 18, 2021

Damian Dovarganes - Associated Press

Earlier this month, Chinese-Japanese American student Kara Chu, 18, holds a pair of heart balloons decorated by herself for the rally "Love Our Communities: Build Collective Power" to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence outside the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles.

Tuesday's deadly shootings in the Atlanta area, where a white gunman killed eight people - six of whom were women of Asian descent - have heightened concerns across Minnesota about an increase in violence in the wake of the pandemic against Asian Americans, especially women.

In Austin, Minn., an Asian American family found the words "China virus" burned into their lawn. In Bloomington, a woman walking on a trail was attacked after racial slurs were hurled at her.

And in Shakopee, a couple were followed out of a store by a man who shoved the husband and yelled at both to "take the coronavirus and leave."

https://www.startribune.com/fears-of-racist-violence-grow-for-minnesota-s-asian-americans/600035597/

 

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