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www.nbcbayarea.com: Website Launches to Document Anti-Asian Hate Crimes in Wake of COVID-19

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“I didn’t really know what to do.”

“It’s getting really, really crazy.”

Kulkarni’s concerns were echoed by a bevy of elected officials from around the Bay Area and throughout the state, several of whom blamed President Donald Trump for fueling anti-Asian sentiment with his recent comments labeling COVID-19 a “Chinese virus.”

Calling it a ‘Chinese virus’ only encourages hate crimes and incidents against Asian Americans at a time when communities should be working together to get through the crisis,” said California Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco.

“I’m really happy that there is this platform for me to speak up and to raise awareness,” Zhu said.

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