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Our Diversity Is Truly America’s Strength, but Hateful Violence Is America’s Weakness

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By Jesse Jackson — The pandemic and the poisonous rhetoric of Donald Trump have exposed once more the hard work that must be done to bring together an inclusive society. Last week’s murder of eight people in North Georgia, six of them Asian American women, has brought national attention to the increasing violence and hatred suffered by Asian Americans in this country, and to the continuing reality of violence against…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

A Very Bad Day

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux —  I have bad days, even very bad days, as we all do. Example. I woke up late on a day when I had an 8 am meeting. Most days, I’m up before 6, but this day I just blew it. So I’m in a rush, and the new pair of pantyhose runs at the touch of my unmanicured nail. Gotta find a new pair. Go out…

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Racism is behind anti-Asian American violence, even when it’s not a hate crime

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By Pawan Dhingra — Over the past year, attacks on Asian Americans have increased more than 150% over the previous year, including the March 16 murders of eight people, including six Asian American women, in Atlanta. Some of these attacks may be classified as hate crimes. But whether they meet that legal definition or not, they all fit a long history of viewing Asian Americans in particular ways that make discrimination and violence…

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