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There have been thousands of attacks on Asian people since Trump’s anti-Asian remarks. It’s a serious problem. This attack is one of many, and just like the murder of George Floyd was an infamous incident that brought attention to the problem of police brutality, this attack has brought attention to the racist attacks on Asian people.
I’ve noticed that the folks most vocal about this not being racism are the same folks who don’t want mass shootings to be about guns, or want to deny systemic racism exists… etc. Just like every time there is a mass shooting by a white person, they are ALWAYS just a lone wolf with mental issues. Certainly the racist rhetoric a mentally unstable person hears vomiting forth from the gaping maws of conservative radio hate-mongers has NOTHING to do with why these people commit such acts.
To answer your question, most non-crazy people don’t ever commit murders. But it is the non-crazy people from this guy’s community and church who instilled the ideas in him that led to his choice of asian women, who HE considered as a symbol of his evil sexual desires… natural desires that the church taught him are evil. And no doubt such a conservative church is chock-full of people parroting Trump’s rhetoric every chance they get.
Yes, he will serve the time for his crime, but I believe the blatant racism of Trump being fully embraced and accepted by the white evangelical church in America is the fuel for these types of fires. There are a thousand “normal” people who say something racist to an Asian person, or make the slanted eyes gesture, or just do something dick-ish to a person just because they’re Asian… but then you get the unhinged person surrounded by those types who loses his mind and does something far worse based on that same racism.
The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) from the American Public Health Association (APHA) publications
American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) from the American Public Health Association (APHA)
Reddit covered some of the evidence on Trump's influence on anti-asian sentiments.
Objectives. To examine the extent to which the phrases, “COVID-19” and “Chinese virus” were associated with anti-Asian sentiments.
Methods. Data were collected from Twitter’s Application Programming Interface, which included the hashtags “#covid19” or “#chinesevirus.” We analyzed tweets from March 9 to 23, 2020, corresponding to the week before and the week after President Donald J. Trump’s tweet with the phrase, “Chinese Virus.” Our analysis focused on 1 273 141 hashtags.
Results. One fifth (19.7%) of the 495 289 hashtags with #covid19 showed anti-Asian sentiment, compared with half (50.4%) of the 777 852 hashtags with #chinesevirus. When comparing the week before March 16, 2020, to the week after, there was a significantly greater increase in anti-Asian hashtags associated with #chinesevirus compared with #covid19 (P < .001).
Conclusions. Our data provide new empirical evidence supporting recommendations to use the less- stigmatizing term “COVID-19,” instead of “Chinese virus.” (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print March 18, 2021:e1–e9. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2021.306154)
Today I did something unsusual: sorted by controversial. One of the recurring controversial statements went along the lines of "the MSM narrative is that Trump's responsible for the anti-Asian violence, but it's predominantly committed by Blacks". Again these people manage to pack so many fallacies in so few words it's impressive. The most important assumption is that Trump's influence is limited to his core voter base. In reality, his toxicity had a much wider reach thanks to the presidency & Twitter.
Some tried to discredit the study by trying to suggest hashtags critical of the CCP to be counted towards anti-asian hashtags... That isn't true either, but tags like chinesecommiepigsmustpay were considered anti-asian. I mean these guys never read the studies and comment out of their asses with an assumption that science and academia have an anticonservative bias. Bless their hearts.