USA TODAYRecent hate crimes and violent assaults against people of Asian descent should sound an alarm for America.
Within the past couple of weeks alone, an acid attack against a woman in Brooklyn caused her to suffer severe burns, and a man in Texas has been charged with attempted murder after attacking an Asian American family.
On March 20, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights expressed concern over violent attacks against people of Asian descent.
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders and organizations have condemned such bigotry and mobilized important resources and initiatives to counter racism and xenophobia.
Attacks against Asian individuals and members of the AAPI community, including immigrants, are unjust and at odds with our core values.