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Covid 19 live updates Biden calls out rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans

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In his prime-time address Thursday, President Biden denounced the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the start of the pandemic, saying that members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community have been “attacked, harassed, blamed and scapegoated.”

Activists and civil-rights groups sounded the alarm last year over an increasing number of hate crimes against Asian Americans, blaming some of it on former president Donald Trump, who frequently described the coronavirus with phrases like “China plague” and “kung flu.”

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