Hate crimes against Asian-Americans have reached an “alarming level” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, United Nations officials said.
In a report made public this week, UN officials expressed “serious concern over the rising wave of racist and xenophobic attacks,” which they said President Trump is “seemingly legitimizing.”
Asian-American groups have asked public officials such as Trump to refrain from using terms such as “China virus” to refer to COVID-19.
Hate crimes against Asian-Americans have reached an “alarming level” across the United States, in part because President Donald Trump appears to validate the perpetrators’ bigotry, according to a report by United Nations officials made public this week.
In September, House Democrats passed a resolution calling on public officials to condemn anti-Asian racism and refrain from using terms such as “Chinese virus” and “Kung flu.”