DNC on Rise in Anti-Asian Racism Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
communities. Across the country, Asian Americans are being threatened on sidewalks, shouted at in grocery stores, and vilified
online. And in Texas, a man even stabbed two Asian American children and their father, in what researchers expect to be just the
beginning of a wave of hate crimes. This must end. Federal agencies like the CDC and DOJ must work to stop anti-Asian sentiment,
and every member of Congress must denounce Trump’s deliberate attempts to stoke bigotry and hate against Asian Americans.
Democrats stand as and with the Asian American community against racism and bigotry in any form, and we will continue fighting for
an America that treats all people with dignity and respect.”
DNC Chair Tom Perez, DNC CEO Seema
Nanda, and DNC Vice Chair Grace Meng
released the following statement:

“Our world is in crisis. Since the outbreak of
COVID-19, people have lost their jobs, their
savings, and even their lives. In this time of
crisis, we must come together as Americans.
Unfortunately, Donald Trump has stoked the
flames of racism by insisting on calling COVID-
19 the ‘Chinese virus’ and equating Chinatowns
in the United States with China. Words matter.
Words have consequences. And words like
Donald Trump’s are dangerous. Over the past
few months, we’ve seen a disturbing rise in
racist acts against Asian American