There have been more media reports of anit- Asian-Americans being the subject of harassment and violence in America…
Vice President Harris on Wednesday expressed solidarity with the Asian American community after shootings near Atlanta left several Asian women dead amid a broader rise in bias against Asian Americans.
“Knowing the increasing level of hate crime against our Asian American brothers and sisters, we also want to speak out in solidarity with them and acknowledge that none of us should ever be silent in the face of any form of hate,” Harris said during a virtual meeting with the Irish prime minister to mark St. Patrick’s Day.
“We’re not yet clear about the motive,” Harris added. “But I do want to say to our Asian American community that we stand with you and understand how this has frightened and shocked and outraged all people.”
Harris, whose mother is originally from India, is the first Asian American elected vice president.
Her comments come as police investigate the Tuesday night shootings around Atlanta that left eight people dead, six of whom were Asian. The shootings took place at massage parlors, and all but one of the victims were women.
President Biden has been briefed on the shooting and indicated he would address it later Wednesday.
Authorities said Wednesday that the suspected gunman claimed he has a “sexual addiction.”…