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“I think this will naturally put Asian Americans, and particularly Chinese Americans, in a really bad bind,” he said.

A relatively small number of cases — 63 incidents — were from Texas, but reports came from every major Texas city.

Local responseAmy Wong Mok, an established activist in the local Asian community, has been informing Mayor Steve Adler and Austin Police Chief Brian Manley about racist incidents she has heard about.

The Austin City Council in April unanimously passed a resolution condemning racism and hate speech against Asian Americans.

Yi said her organization is working to get more people registered to vote in the November elections and has helped people in the Asian American community fill out the 2020 census.

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