Connecticut’s AG Tong lends voice to fight against Asian American hate
Attorney General William Tong addressed the issue of hate against the Asian
American community on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
joined by top legal experts, leading advocates and business and corporate
does it feel to wake up in the morning, walk outside and feel like you're being
hunted?" said Tong. "What did you think was going to happen
when people blamed Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for the pandemic?
Called it the 'China virus' or the 'kung flu.'"
were more homicides that were hate-related in 2019 than any other year, and the
hate against Asian Americans is continuing. The latest incident occurred in New
York City on Sunday night when police say two Asian women were attacked
by a woman with a hammer.
another act of suspected hate
from the weekend in New York, a man from India was attacked with a
hammer at a Brooklyn hotel. It came after the attacker allegedly said
he didn't like the man because of the color of his skin and then spit on him.
leaders say education and awareness is needed to combat hate. Tong says it's
important to address hate before these acts keep happening.