Atlanta shootings expose fear in Asian-American community

Atlanta (AFP) – The shooting rampage in Atlanta by a 21-year-old white man that left six women of Asian origin dead has laid bare fears among an Asian-American community on edge over a surge in hate crimes because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s heartbreaking,” said Andrew Yang, a former Democratic presidential hopeful who is now running for mayor of New York. “I’ve been Asian all my life, and I remember — vividly — growing up with this constant sense of invisibility, mockery, disdain, a sense that you cannot be American if you have an Asian face,” Yang said. “But this has metastasized in…

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