The downturn in Detroit took down the companies that supplied it, the service industry businesses that catered to auto industry workers, and eventually, the larger economy.
He didn’t stop hate crimes, but he set the tone from the country’s highest office that targeting Muslims was not acceptable.
Bush later credited his friendship with his Cabinet Secretary Norman Mineta for opening his eyes to the xenophobia that motivated the incarceration of 120,000 U.S. citizens and noncitizens of Japanese descent during World War II.
Keeping these workers safe also protects their ability to search for a vaccine and a cure for covid-19.
Anti-Asian racism is no cure for covid-19; instead, it’s another virus that puts us all in danger.