"Asian Americans are forced to live in fear for their lives just walking down streets in America"
The President made the remarks during his first primetime address to the nation, denouncing the attacks amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
“At this very moment, so many of them, our fellow Americans, are on the frontlines of this pandemic trying to save lives,” Biden said of Asian American workers.
“And still, still they are forced to live in fear for their lives just walking down streets in America. It’s wrong, it’s un-American and it must stop.”
Biden said that Americans should be working together but that, instead, there have been “vicious hate crimes against Asian Americans who’ve been attacked, harassed, blamed and scapegoated.”
A series of attacks on Asian Americans were reported across the country.
Most recently, an Asian American mother was spit at three times whilst holding her baby and was called “Chinese virus” in Queens.
Additionally, a Hong Kong truck driver was beaten and left for dead during a restaurant delivery in New
Elsewhere in the city, the suspect who stabbed an Asian man in Manhattan Chinatown will not be facing hate crime charges. “If he dies, I don’t give a fuck,” the suspect reportedly said of his victim.
Meanwhile, in Oakland, a senseless attack left a 75-year-old Asian man brain dead. The suspect was already out on probation.
Last month, a 91-year-old man was violently pushed to the ground in Oakland’s Chinatown. The suspect had already been out on bail.
Not too long after, 70-year-old grandmother was knocked to the ground and robbed on her way home from the bank in Oakland.
During Chinese New Year, an Asian woman had her car stolen after being attacked on Chinese New Year in the city.
Consequently, a volunteers group called ‘Asians with Attitudes’ began patrolling the area.
Meanwhile, a store owner in Oakland’s Chinatown was arrested for firing a gun in the air to deter a robber.
In other news, a homeless woman has been charged with at hate crime and battery for spitting on and attacking an Asian man in Mountain View near San Jose.