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theintercept.com: As Trump and Biden Trade Anti-China Ads, Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans Spike

Read Full Article Here: https://theintercept.com/2020/05/11/china-trump-biden-asian-american-hate-crimes/

Instead of taking the high road, the Biden campaign has offered its own version of xenophobic hype.

A Biden campaign spot released in mid-April juxtaposes Chinese medical workers in Tyvex suits with lines of Americans waiting to get tested for the virus.

“There’s a clear link between the rhetoric that’s being used and the increased harm to our community,” said John Yang, president of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC.

“Asian Americans are Americans,” he wrote in a statement.

A Q&A section contains the question: “Aren’t you being racist by blaming China and causing racist attacks against Chinese Americans?” “No one is blaming Chinese Americans,” the memo suggests candidates respond.

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