Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Multiple Asian Women Were Killed In Georgia Spa Shootings

On Tuesday evening, eight people were shot dead at three different spas near Atlanta, Georgia. S
ix of the eight people were Asian, and seven were women.

This shooting comes after months of violent attacks against Asian and Asian Americans, several of which have gone viral on social media. 

The organization Stop AAPI Hate formed in March 2020 to track reports of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders "in response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic." 

While the organization has stated that "few details about these shootings have been released, including whether or not they were motivated by hate," since last March, it has received nearly 3,800 reports of anti-Asian hate from across the nation. 

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