Biden Condemns Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

President Joe Biden condemned the violence Asian Americans have endured throughout the coronavirus pandemic in his first national prime-time address Thursday night.

Biden, whose speech marked one year after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic, said that “too often, we’ve turned against one another.” He 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.”

“At this very moment, so many of them, our fellow Americans, are on the front lines of this pandemic trying to save lives and still — still are forced to live in fear for their lives just walking down streets in America,” he said. “It’s wrong, it’s un-American, and it must stop.”

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