The horrific news out of Atlanta this week was just the latest and by far the most extreme example of a worrying trend since the start of the pandemic. An entire community, regardless of where they or their ancestors originally came from, has been unfairly stigmatized just because COVID-19 originated in China. At least after Pearl Harbor the powers that were at the time, if not necessarily the public at large, could separate Japanese-Americans from other Asian groups; in fact those on the west coast were LITERALLY separated from society at large for the duration of WWII. Not so this time around, thanks to our previous president and those who were conned into supporting him. Giving voice to the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) community is K-pop solo artist, Boston College alum AND Atlanta native Eric Nam in this article for Time magazine:
The LPGA put up a statement saying that they stood with the Asian community and do not tolerate hate. This is literally the least controversial statement you can make, yet the responses to that post are filled with sad sacks who can't abide even that.
I don't believe in talking about politics on this forum, but for an issue to be political, there needs to be at least two legitimate sides. One side says, don't hurt or kill people who don't look like you, so what pray tell is the opposite view? That you should? How is this even a debate?