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that does it for me. thanks for watching. i'll see you back here tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. eastern for another live hour of "politics nation." my colleague alicia menendez picks up the news coverage now. >> thank you so much, reverend. thank you for joining us.
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welcome to a special hour of american voices. hate on the rise. the brutal murders in atlanta, the latest in an unrelenting cycle of violence against asian-americans and other marginalized communities. with this lethal combination of racism, misogynymisogyny, an enr dedicated to addressing why this is happening, what is fueling it and how we fix it. margaret cho, amanda wynn are here. and we are congressmen here with what washington can do. and we have expert advice on what you can do to counter hate in your community. american voices hate on the rise starts now. it is the question we'll work to answer over the next hour. how do you solve a problem as
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big and complex and deeply rooted as hate in america? just this week a new report from the intelligence community warned of the growing threat of homegrown extremism in our country. saying specifically that racially motivated extremists are those most likely to carry out a mass casualty attack. and in 2019, the fbi reported 7300 hate crimes in america, that highest in decade targeting black, lgbtq, latino, jewish and muslim communities. and since the start of the covid pandemic, there has been nearly 3800 attacks targeting asians and asian-americans according to data. that includes everything from verbal slurs to physical attacks. it is important to note all these incidents don't reflect hate crimes classified by law enforcement. what is behind the rise in these attacks? you need look no further than the now deep platformed former
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president. a new study says that asian hashtags took over. and president biden spoke yesterday in georgia honoring the eight lives lost in the attack. >> too many asian-americans have been walking up and down the streets and worrying, waking up each morning the past year feeling their safety is at stake. they have been attacked. blamed. scapegoated and harassed. they have been verbally assaulted, physically assaulted, killed, for all the good that laws can do, we have to change our hearts. hate can have no safe harbor in america. >> and tonight we're learning more about the victims and the heartbreak from the families that loved them. there is randy park talking about his mother hyun jung grant. >> she was like a teenager or
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early 20s girl trapped in a mother's body. >> so a kid at heart. >> yeah, she loved playing around, partying and singing and all that. >> she also liked spending time with her two sons and watching korean dramas and horror movies. we'll talk more in a little bit. but first hundreds are marchinging in atlanta to stop asian hate. the cradle of the civil rights movement showing up to show the world this type of violence cannot be tolerated any longer. here is more on the ground from atlanta. >> reporter: earlier this afternoon, about a thousand people gathered in this plaza here just steps away from the state capitol building here in atlanta, georgia. the weekend after this tragic shooting spree that took place where six of the eight victims were asian women. asian-americans gathering here today, community leaders, activists here to build solidarity for the community
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with the community. and i have to tell you, there were folks here from all different racial groups trying to build those coalitions, fighting against white supremacy and discrimination, racism and hatred that so many different communities have been experiencing, all that vitreal for years going back generations as we know and that is what folks were centered on, talking about how to support the victims and the community at large that has largely been living in fear especially during this pandemic. and so as folks gather here today, they continue to march further into downtown, a number of speakers here again from all racial groups trying to heal after the tragic event that happened this week. >> and before we start focusing on solutions, a deeper look at the data revealing the problem we must fix. richard lui is with us to dig through the numbers. >> and a very good evening to you. for years api hate crimes
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suffered from the no data, doesn't exist dynamic. so here is today's rare data summary. we'll start with hate crimes in 2020. you have seen the number up 149% in 16 major cities across the country. and these are criminal acts as you were describing them earlier and they are driven by racial hate. compare that to overall hate crimes, down 7%. huge, huge gap. much higher for apis says a california state university study. and now to hate incidents. these may or may not be a crime. last year there were 3292 incidents. compared to the year before, that is 484 higher than previously reported. and so far this year, 503 cases so far says stop api hate. now, california has the most cases across the country. almost 50% here. 44.56. yet the state itself only has a
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third of the country's asian-american pacific islanders. now to the angering intersectional data. women and girls get the brunt of anti-asian hate. almost 70%, 68% actually down to the decimal point, and device the frequency of men at 29%. and gender nonbinary, at 2% of the cases when we're looking at hate incidents. but here is another rub for you. yes, all asians do not equal chinese, yet when one of the 50 plus asian countries is the target of negative rhetoric, the majority of asian-american groups become targets. these groups for instance. you can clearly see all targets during the latest anti-china rhetoric. but, no, they are not all chinese. this is similar to what happened during the 1980s, anti-japan rhetoric as you probably remember. not fair say api leaders with
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anti-russia rhetoric, not all whites are targeted. okay. now to how hate is dished out. we take a look at verbal harassment, 68%, 125% shunning, 11% physical assault, 8.5% workplace refusal of service. it seems like hate is everywhere. and this is where the anti-asian hate happens. 35% at businesses, 25% on public streets, 11% online, 10% at public parks. so this might appear to be a lot of data, but it actually is not. much goes underreported as you know. and i'll dig in later as to why. >> and celebrities and advocates are doing their part to raise awareness. joining us now, margaret cho and daniel wu and amanda amanda.
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and speak to last night about the rise in hate crimes. and at that time, there was understandable frustration. understandable fear about the fact that this pattern of violence wasn't being taken seriously. what was most in focus for you as you process this week's news? >> first of all, i want to say thank you so much for dedicating your hour to this. all i can tell you from the heart is that we have so much grief right now, we are heartbroken. when we spoke to you just a mere few weeks ago, we bore our souls to this country asking people how many more bodies will it take for people to finally listen to our stories. and now here we are after a massacre. do we matter yet? i hesitate but also i know that in this grief, there must be a
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silver lining. and so moments like this where you are using your show to highlight these stories are so important and i want to start off by say thank you. >> amanda, thank you for your time. and daniel, last time we spoke, you and fellow actor daniel day kim, you were offering a $25,000 award in a different attack because you felt there wasn't enough being done. how has this conversation shifted since the last time we spoke? >> well, obviously we've gotten more attention and we've gotten the attention that we wanted but now we've seen an uptick in the crimes culminating in the shootings of this week. and so i have mixed feelings about it. we have galvanized as an asian community. it is a community that is complex and multifaceted that has always been divided, but we've come together and as daniel day kim mentioned in the speech to the house of representatives yesterday, that we are united and we are awake and we're ready to go. that is great.
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but at the same time, it seems like it is difficult to get things like a hate crime added to a crime like this. we're talking about these attacks on these seven women -- six women, sorry, or the search women, six of witch were az why not asian-americans. and so if not against asians, it is a hate crime against women. and so these are the difficulties that we're facing. we feel great that we're galvanizing the community but we're still fighting an uphill battle. >> and you've lived in atlanta as i did. how did tuesday's attacks imfact you directly and what message do you have for people that say this was race motive? >> it was a race -- it was race motivated, it was specifically targeted hate crime. and it really hurt my heart. i know exactly those places that
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were targeted, i know those neighborhoods, i know -- i am so in solidarity with the community there. it is really heartbreaking. and it shows me how much also that the model minority myth has really been a disadvantage throughout history. you know, because it pits us against other minorities, it makes us somehow basically we only exist for the per formative value for the white population. and it is really wrong.for the value for the white population. and it is really wrong. and i want to get rid of that. >> and we mentioned a new study from the university of california that shows former president's rhetoric led to a spike in anti-asian rhetoric. and now new leadership. take a listen. >> as the president and i discussed with our aapi community, in a meeting earlier today, whatever the killer's motive, these facts are clear.
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six out of the eight people killed on tuesday night were of asian descent. seven were women. racism is real and it has always been. xenophobia is real and always has been. sexism too. >> amanda, how do you want to see the federal government respond to these crimes? >> it is incumbent on our elected leaders to live up to their oath and fulfill the promise, which is to make it a more perfect union by making it a more fair and equitable and safe place. the cold creeps forward when everyone calculates that it is safer to stay silent and elected leaders need to light until torch and follow what the activists and grass roots organizers have been saying.
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listen to our voices. i want the federal government to not only speak up because it is their moral obligation to do so but also to provide concrete explanations to what they are going to do. >> and so daniel, what are you hearing from members of your community and what can every american do to show up right now? >> i think some of the frustrations are on the local level when you have the president denouncing these hate crimes, but then local level relctance city to call them hate crimes. you are seeing in atlanta and here in oakland. we understand that the problemce crimes. you are seeing in atlanta and here in oakland. we understand that the problem is the top to the bottom. we see the top doing it but the local community groups and people on the ground trying to bring unity, but in the local
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legislation level, they need to follow suit and support us in those ways. >> all right. mar margaret, daniel, amanda, thank you. much more to cover. next, we'll dive into what is fueling the rise in hate and how domestic terrorism and hate crimes overlap. later, i'll talk with two members of congress about what their role should be in addressing this alarming crisis. also, we'll devote time to sharing your stories and experiences with hate in america. and advice on how to stand up for your neighbors.
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vice president kamala harris denouncing anti-asian rhetoric and taking aim at one individual for his role in spreading it. >> for the last year, we've had people in positions of incredible power scapegoating asian-americans. people with the biggest pulpits
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spreading this kind of hate. >> in more than 50 tweets, former president trump describing covid with an anti asian slur and repeating it on fox news on the day of the atlanta shooting. joining me now to discuss it, eric ward, executive director of the western state center and senior fellow with the southern poverty law center and also our national security analyst, and author of the fbi way, inside the code of excellence. a justice department survey found over half of hate crimes aren't reported to police. what stops aapi victims specifically from going to the north authorities and how accurate is the data that we have? >> data on hate crimes in the united states is severely undercounted. for a number of reasons.
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the first is only county sheriffs are required to submit hate crime data. it is usually voluntary for other law enforcement agencies unless there are state or city mandates. the second is it is an unfunded mandate meaning often law enforcement has to make choices around whether they report hate crimes which can be challenging, or other crimes that may be emerges in the community. and the third is increased fear of law enforcement because of police abuse, but also because of increased anti-immigrant rhetoric in this country that has demonized immigrants. they are afraid to come forward. >> yeah, always complicated trying to explain that to people that very often has a chilling effect. frank, you wrote about the atlanta shootings, quote, let's call it what it is, a hate crime. why do you think that hate crime charge is important here?
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>> i think because hate crimes are different than other assaults and murders and other violent crimes. because they are crimes that strike out against who we are as a society. what we believe in. equal, freedom, it is about skin color or religion or ethnicity or gender or gender orientation. these are things that should not result in violence at also they should get more grave consequences attached to them. we've seen a perfect storm develop over the last four year, a confluence of components that lead to a form of radicalization and increased hatred and we've had a leader the past four years that gave license to -- for hate to rise to the surface, this fear of the other, that people lash out and blame others instead of looking inward. so whether it is calling it the china flu or whether it is a bunch of guys who started a movement called involuntary sell
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sell la bass city, and we are quick to anger, the speed of social media radicalizes people and we have to get on top of this before it is way out in front of us. >> and last year the southern poverty center tracked over 800 hate groups. what trends are you seeing among these groups or organizations, what form are they taking? >> they are taking the form of loose networks and that is to try to protect themselves from criminal charges. particularly charges of conspiracy. these are groups that are increasingly using rhetoric of violence, they are normalizing that rhetoric and it will encourage folks to act on it. we should understand in this moment that the nature of these white nationalists and the alt-right groups, it not just the organization, it is the environment that they create.
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there is a direct correlation between political violence and the rise of other violence within cities. and we are witnessing this around the country. we have to understand that we are not overreacting in this moment. we are underreacting to the real threat of hate violence in our country. >> frank, fbi director chris wray says that the agency is tackling hate crimes and domestic terrorism in tandem. take a listen. >> one of the things that i did about a year maybe two years ago now was create a domestic terrorism hate crimes fusion cell which brings together both our domestic terrorism expertise and our hate crimes expertise and ensures that the multi-disciplinary nature of the problem is brought to bear. >> frank, what do you see as the overlap in these forms of violence? >> yeah, the common denominator here is hate, race-based violence is now the top subset of domestic terrorism.
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they are inextricably linked. and we are hate crimes on federal and state book be, but we don't have a domestic terrorism law federally. what we need to do is in our communities, police departments and prosecutors need to designate a hate crime specialist. and even if it is a small town, one officer, one detective who receives training, one prosecutor who receives training and ferrets it out proactively. and we need that to get funded by doj. >> thank you both. what do our elected officials plan on doing on address the rise in hate? we'll have congressmen that question. and later what the families of those killed in the atlanta shootings want you to remember about the people they loved. er about the people they loved. are you packed yet? our flight is early tomorrow. and it's a long flight too. once we get there, we will need... buttercup!
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more than 180 national
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organizations are calling on the president to stab a task force to address anti-asian discrimination and violence. in a letter the group says anti-asian and all the forms of raise civil are a part of the american experience past and present but it doesn't doesn't need to be a part of our future. joining me now to discuss a role washington can play in fighting hates and extremism, congressman of arizona and also of california. thank you both for being here. this is all very personal for you, you come from a family that has firsthand experience with institutionalized racism back to the second world war. i want you to share that with us if you are willing and your thoughts on what other americans may not know or understand about the history of racism, sooen xenophobia against asians. >> my grandparents were interred during world war ii.
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and my parents were thought of enemy of the state. my grandparents bought property in washington state and they couldn't work the property and they lost it because they couldn't pay the property taxes. my grandfather took me there when i was 10 years old. he couldn't speak very much english, but he wanted me to see the property he had lost and on that property was a holiday inn. the property they bought for $2500 back in the 1930s was then worth $25 million plus. so the intergen race at wealth that was stunted by the term justice of internment of japanese americans was a grave injustice. >> and what do you see as the line between what they experienced then and what we are watching unfold this week? >> the line we're watching -- line that connects the two, the two time periods,
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is the whipped up hysteria against asian-americans. prior to world war ii, even before the attack by the japanese at pearl harbor, the newspapers conjured up notions of the yellow peril. just hoards of asians coming into the states. there were anti- -- the anti-asian laws such as the alien land laws. and the anti-assistian sentiment came in waves prior to events today and it comes back in cycles. in the 1970s and 80s today, the rise of japanese auto makers caused a chinese american who was just about ready to be married to be killed by autoworkers who thought that he was japanese. so, you know, sentiments against asians are generalized
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regardless of what asian nation the united states may be intentioned with. so i see today a pandemic giving rise to anti-chinese feelings, and those anti-chinese feelings generalized to all asian-americans. so that is the line that ties back to all these different threads of anti-asian sentiment in our country. >> and it is not lost on me and i am certain it is not lost on you that the same week that we're having this conversation we're also having a conversation about what is happening at our southern border. this fear of the other, of the outsider. where do you see the overlap between those two stories? >> the overlap is irresponsible politicians. and the reason we're here in this situation, the reason that there is this -- you know, this growing hatred towards our aapi community is because politicians have been taking part in this irresponsible language using
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terms such as the chinauhan vir. and there is always the underlying bigotry during our aapi community much as toward the latino communities. so politicians prey on those emotions and they pray on the emotions by using covid as an excuse to like pick that wound of racism that exists in our country or immigration. and so a bunch of politicians trying to gather power. what we're seeing is a party, what you are seeing is politicians that have no ideas, they have no programs. all they have is really hate to build on. and that is what you are seeing at the border. you have are nots that cannot take credit for the shots in the arms that biden administration has given out or the money in people's pockets that president biden has passed, so instead they will scare people with people at the border using terms such as terrorists crossing the
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border as if we're back to 9/11 times. it is all about fear, all about power and all about really a republican party that is losing its edge but the only way that they can keep their foothold is by continuing this rage of racism and bigotry that really pulls a lot of people into their orbit. >> and the depths of this problem are more than we can possibly plumb in a one hour special, so i do want to pivot us to the conversation about solutions and what you believe the role of washington is here. >> well, i think the representative points to the need for responsible leadership, leadership that doesn't stoke fear. and president biden has already begun to do that with executive orders and by personally going down to atlanta to set the right tone for the country. and i think most important thing he said is to call on congress to pass the covid-19 hate crimes
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bill which will specifically put a point person at the department of justice to review all of the reporting on hate crimes local and state and federal levels, but also to assist local law enforcement agencies in setting up reporting mechanisms and to do outreach into the various languages of the various asian-american and asian immigrant populations. that is important. we have really i think underreporting of what is happening. and the reporting that we do have has been gathered by nonprofit organizations. so concretely this is one of the most important steps we can take, but even bigger than that, it is the tone that leaders set. >> congressman, we talk about allyship and standing in solidarity. what does that look like in this moment? >> i think what it has always looked like, the aapi community has always been in solidarity
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especially with the latino community. we can't forget that when we started marching demanding migrant worker rights, it was the filipino community that was one of the strongest advocates of that. down here when i was fighting against sb 10, it was advocates from all over the country that were helping us out. so that is what it looks like. but it also looks like me and mark and other people that have to call out bad leadership when they are preying on people, when they are essentially trying to again pick at the scab of racism to gather power. we need to be backing them up and say no, you can not use that it is not responsible for you to use those types of words. and like he said, i've signed on and co-sponsor of the bill in question and we need to make sure that it passes because this is something that we need to stop now. this won't be the first -- this is the not the first nor the last pandemic, but we need make
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sure that we don't allow this racism to surface that it becomes dangerous to our communities. >> thank you both. and still to come, this week's shootings in atlanta have empowered thousands to speak out about their own experiences with hate. next richard lui will share some of the most powerful examples we found. and later what you can do in your community to stand up to hate. you can do in your community to stand up to hate r skin as alive as you are... don't settle for silver 7 moisturizers 3 vitamins 24 hours hydration gold bond champion your skin this is the sound of an asthma attack... that doesn't happen. gold bond this is the sound of better breathing. fasenra is a different kind of asthma medication. it's not a steroid or inhaler. fasenra is an add-on treatment for asthma driven by eosinophils. it's one maintenance dose every 8 weeks. it helps prevent asthma attacks, improve breathing,
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it is hard to see because that could have been a mom or grandma, somebody close to us. and it is just heartbreaking. >> everyone wants to live a good life and that is why our parents came here, for us to not have to face discrimination or racism. >> we're just like you, we have families, we want to raise our young ones to a better life. we want to, you know, lift american dream like everybody else. >> those were the thoughts of just a few of the hundreds who gathered for a march and rally this afternoon in atlanta to stand in solidarity with the aapi community. the asian-americans have been sounding the alarm on the rising hate crimes against their friends, family members and neighbors far before the weeks in georgia. did he say anything? >> no, no, listen, didn't say anything. >> just came up and hit you? >> yes, i go down. >> emotionally, i am traumatized
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by that what has happened. i just want people to be aware of things happening right now and it is real. and if you don't speak up, who will. >> now more asian-americans are openly sharing their personal experiences with hate in order to raise awareness and let other victims of this racist behavior know that they are not alone. but there is a wrinkle. with me again, richard lui. >> yeah, there is a wrinkle in how common anti-asian hate it and you mentioned earlier in the hour, typically asians do not like to speak up on this topic. take a look at this pew poll data. 3 in 10 asian-americans, about 31%, report hate incidents. that is about 10% more than any other ethnic group. so if you do the simple math, that equals about 2 million potential underreported cases. so that is a lot more clearly than what is actually reported
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and just an extrapolation. still there are a huge number of videos of hate incidents. and asians traditionally value not being vocal. and then you add into more than two-thirds of az american asian-americans pacific islanders don't speak the language, so that it kind of tough. so there is more openness in their social media even from a-listers. stop asian list the hashtag is the name of the movement. you can see it on some of the posts right now. and actor olivia mudd was saying that the violence attacks and murders against asians are still happening. please help us. and then you move to telemundo political analyst mike hernandez whose wife is asian writes this, we shouldn't be doing this to
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one another. we should stand against it because we are all americans. now, my colleague -- our colleague melissa lee tweeted this, i just order personal safety alarms and whistles. i never thought that i would need things like this to feel safe. #stop asian hate. now, another account from a recent hate report, a woman coughs, she then turns to an aapi person, i'm paraphrasing here, she says you and your people are the reason why we have corona. finishes with a refrain i've heard many times, go sail a boat back to your island. if you see this happen, here are some of the resources for all the viewers, you can report at stop aapi website, you can visit the atlanta chapter of asian-americans advancing just
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and also you can go forum for women and girls. and the massage parlor workers coalition fighting for asian rights. and as the community keeps on saying, please share your story. >> great, richard, thank you. and next we turn the conversation about increasing hate in this country to how we fix it, what even 00 of us can do to make those targeted feel more safe. and we'll take a moment to remember the eight victims killed this week in the spa shootings. that is all coming up on this special hour of american voices. grs p on this special hour of american voices. gr hey now, you're a rock star, get the show on, get paid ♪ ♪ and all that glitters is gold ♪ get 5 boneless wings for $1 with any handcrafted burger. only at applebee's. so you want to make the best burger ever? then make it! with any handcrafted burger. that means selling everything. and eating nothing but cheese till you find the perfect slice... even if everyone asks you... another burger truck? don't listen to them! that means cooking day and night until you get... [ ding ] you got paid!
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. we've been talking about the problem of rising incidents of hate and racism in the country toward asian-american and immigrant communities. now let's discuss some of the ideas of how we can fix dax valdez. i'm very happy to have you both here. asian-americans have been part of the american story since the beginning, but it is a community
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that has seen a lot of targeted discrimination. talk to me about that, about what and your organization are doing to help. >> sure. thank you. well, the first thing we need to know is that this discrimination our communities are facing now is not new. the asian-american community has faced discrimination over the years and asian-american advance in justice and my coalition aajc have been working to address discrimination at the systemic level, working on influencing laws and policies that can improve matters for our community, as well as trying to assist the community directly, which is what our affiliate in atlanta is doing now. they have been doing tremendous work on the ground to directly help impacted communities there. >> can you give us a sense of what that direct impact is? >> sure. so, you know, they mobilized very quickly, immediately in the aftermath of the shooting to set up a community response fund, to center the victims and make sure
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that the focus remained on them. and they have been advising the rest of us on how we should respond to center and prioritize community safety, including may making asks for policy changes that really are aimed towards broader systemic reforms that don't necessarily focus on law enforcement, prosecution, or incarceration, but instead really are aiming towards improving safety for all of our communities. >> yeah. dax, talk about safety, you are on a mission to end street harassment that applies to this conversation. can you define the term and tell us how you believe you can put an end to it? >> the core defining feature of harassment, including street harassment, is that it is unwanted and unwelcome. as we've seen over the past month, all of these instances have totally been unwanted and
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unwelcome. so in our bystander intervention training we arm people with tools and strategies that they can do, thinking of it as a series of small actions that will have a larger impact. >> can you walk us through what those would look like, how to intervene if we see something? what it is we're looking for and how we intervene. >> we're looking for actions like microaggressions, like jokes, and figuring out ways to empower people to speak of safely and comfortably, so we have a methodology we have the five "d"s. in 2018 we added two more from three. the first one is distract. this is creating a distraction to de-escalate the situation. delegate, which is find somebody else to help you, whether it's a person of authority or the person who's next to you on public transportation or the grocery store. document. creating documentation of what's going on, whether it's a photo
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or video or even written. delay is checking in on the person who experienced the harassment after the incident is over and making an offer of how you can support them, and direct is the one that most people think about when they think about bystander intervention, somming version of, hey, stop doing that. >> what is the argument for someone who sees that list and says i'm not sure i am brave enough to directly intervene. what is the value of the other four "d"s, dax? >> it's ways to incorrectly intervene and still keep the person who's experiencing the harm, make them feel safe and cared for in that moment. sometimes the moment for bystander intervention can be so quick and the moment of harassment is done. if someone drives by you and yells a racial slur and that person is just standing there shell shocked, we can go up to that person and ask them, are they okay, what do they need, how can we take care of each other in those moments.
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so none of them is indirect, the other four are direct and all of them are designed to take care of the person who's being harassed. >> thank you both for joining us and thank you for your work. to the most important part of this story, the eight victims of thursday's violence. 33-year-old delaina ashley yaun, a loving mom. she leaves behind her husband and two children, one of whom is just nine months old. 54-year-old paul andre michaels, a business owner, from detroit, a loving husband, who would do anything for someone if they needed it according to his brother. 49-year-old xiaojie tan was about to celebrate her 50th birthday. she worked 12-hour days to give her family a better life according to her daughter. her friends say she was the sweetest person you would ever meet. 51-year-old hyun jung grant, a
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single mom who is remembered as a big kid who devoted her life to her two sons. while we don't have personal stories for the other victims, we still want you to know their names. 44-year-old daoyou fung, 74-year-old soon chung park, 69-year-old suncha kim, and 63 young yue. we're back after this. wealth is breaking ground on your biggest project yet. worth is giving the people who build it a solid foundation. wealth is shutting down the office for mike's retirement party. worth is giving the employee who spent half his life with you, the party of a lifetime. wealth is watching your business grow. worth is watching your employees grow with it.
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hello, everyone, i'm alicia menendez.
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we begin this hour with an outpouring of support in atlanta. a rally against hate and what recent violence against asian-americans tell us about race, gender, and class in america. plus, president biden is bringing something to the american presidency, compassion. we head to the southern border as we get new details about how the biden administration is dealing recent rise in unaccompanied children. new questions tonight about the former president's legal liability. his former fixer meeting with prosecutors for an eighth time. michael cohen says there's reason for donald trump to worry. welcome to a new hour of "american voices." in the space of hate, atlanta stands together. today hundreds gathered for a stop the hate rally honoring the eight victims of this week's deadly shooting. their solidarity coming at nbc news obtains new surveillance video. it

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