Georgia state senator warned of Asian hate crimes Monday

ATLANTA — As Georgians woke up to the horrific details of a spate of shootings that killed eight people Tuesday, including six victims who were of Asian descent, the words of a Georgia state senator a day earlier seem an ominous foreshadowing. During a point of personal privilege Monday morning, Georgia state Sen. Michelle Au told her fellow senators about the alarming rise in hate crimes against Asian-Americans in Georgia and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic. Au is a first-generation Chinese-American who was elected in November. She grew up in New York and moved to Georgia in 2008 after…

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