'I am not a virus:' Asian-American lawmakers reject bigotry

Washington (AFP) – Asian-American lawmakers on  Thursday described harrowing discrimination — including a congresswoman’s personal experience in historic abuse by the government — as they testified about the national tragedy of racism highlighted by this week’s Atlanta murders. A congressional hearing turned personal as Democrats vented about how former president Donald Trump and others have demonized Asians as responsible for the coronavirus, with one warning that such language has put a “bull’s eye” on the backs of Asian Americans and Pacific islanders. “I have a responsibility and a moral…

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