the past year, when the coronavirus spread rapidly in the United States, a survey found that racial hate crimes targeting Asian people increased sharply.
There is a growing voice in the United States that this violence should be stopped now, and discussions to prevent hate crimes in the United States are coming and going.
This is New York correspondent Kim Jong-won.
[Stop hate crime!
Stop hate crime!
People with anti-Asian hate pickets march on New York's iconic Brooklyn Bridge.
[Rally Participant: To hate someone is like hating all of us in the end.
I hope we all cooperate and live together.
I don't think anyone should look at it negatively.]
Although it has not yet been confirmed that it is an Asian hate crime, in California, an Asian woman in her 50s who was taking a walk today (5th) was stabbed and killed by a weapon wielded by a white woman in her 20s. This spreads, and anxiety is growing.
In the past year, the total number of Asian hate crimes reported to police across the U.S. has
surged by nearly 150% from 49 cases in 2019, a year ago.
In New York City, in particular, from 3 cases in 2019 to 28 cases in 2020, and this year, as of April, 35 cases have already been filed.
In the political world, discussions are underway to eradicate hate crimes.
[Chuck Schumer/Democratic Senate Representative (Last 3rd): The legislation we are working on called the'Corona 19 Hate Crimes Act' deals with hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans.
We will appoint a dedicated manpower within the Ministry of Justice (to expedite Asian hate crimes).] In
order to overcome racial discrimination against deep-rooted Asians, there is a growing movement that Asians must speak up in American society above all else.
(Video coverage: Lee Sang-wook, video editing: Jung Yong-hwa)