AAPI

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong
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Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said the perception of Asian Americans as meek and docile needs to be confronted. He told a summit of states attorneys general this week that such stereotypes are responsible for a rise in anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes across the country.

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Democrats in Nassau County are proposing a new law that would extend protections under the county’s human rights law that would penalize anyone who perpetuates the notion that Asians are responsible for COVID-19.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, holds a news conference, Thursday, March 25, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer from New York has thrown his support behind a bill to combat the surge in anti-Asian hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic.