The latest decisive rhetoric coming from the Biden administration and the Democrats involves Asian Americans. A recent horrendous attack on a Korean-American run spa in Atlanta, which was not according to police a hate-based crime, spurred Democrat protestors and Biden himself to cry “xenophobic” and express fake anger against Asian hate crimes unrelated to the incident. Crowds of people waving American flags and carrying posters that read "We are not the virus" and "Stop Asian Hate" stood in front of the golden-domed Georgia State Capitol building the weekend after this crime totally unrelated to Asian hate-crime.
Why the interest in this supposed xenophobia. Simply this - building the constituency of support for the Biden agenda and increasing voter base. Since 2000, the Asian American population has grown 87%, exceeding 22 million people. In that same period, the number of Asian Americans eligible to vote has more than doubled, making it the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in the electorate. The Democrats see this group as a prime target for their “saving” that they can move away from Republican party. Using divisive tactics like this is their divide-and-conquer way of increasing and sustaining power.
Interesting to note that while the left tries to blame white supremacists for crime against Asian Americans, the fact is according to scientific studies, hate crimes against Asian Americans are more likely to be committed by non-white offenders. Moreover offenses are committed because of “ boredom, to have fun, and to feel strong” and are typically minor crimes. Findings also indicate that it is jealousy of Asian Americans’ high levels of educational achievement, and their success in the workplace that may be leading to feelings of resentment from other racial/ethnic groups.
While the stigma of the Covid virus coming from China may have caused an increase in verbal abuse and minor crimes towards Asian Americans by those jealous of this group, this is not and will not in the future be the main source of any hate issues towards Asian Americans and is a false flag which avoids addressing the real problem. The evidence shows that the increase in these types of incidents is not related to white supremacy issues. In New York City for instance, where anti-Asian hate crime did significantly increase in 2020 over the year before, only two of the 20 people arrested last year in connection with these attacks were white, according to New York Police Department in data analyzed by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. Eleven were African Americans, six were white Hispanics and one was a Black Hispanic.
Republicans cannot allow false and divisive narratives to stand. While we should stand against any form of hate-crime, we need to counter false allegations about them. We also have to make certain we are addressing the real concerns of Asian Americans and make certain that they know we are. Their concerns are similar to those of other Americans in the middle class - ability to provide for their families, to obtain a good education for their children, to have reasonable cost access to healthcare, and to be assured that the freedoms that they or their forefathers came here for will be protected.