Violence against Asians and Pacific Islanders shows racism is a public health crisis

Publisher: Sacramento Bee

On Tuesday, eight people, including six of Asian American Pacific Islander descent, were murdered by a white man. Today, the intersections of white supremacy, racism, misogyny and gun violence are on full display. Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a stark and measurable increase in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. AAPIs have been killed, pushed, spit on and called slurs.