the asian community got their anti-hate bill passed faster than black folks ever got

black folks are so loved and appreciated in this country!
we always get fair and equal treatment along with the other minorities.
imagine how amazing it feels to drive and walk the streets without being hunted like animals.
/endsarcasm

Is there a bill for anti-black crimes within the United States?

because they passed this bill for anti-asian hate today…

The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday to address the increase in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, clearing the legislation for President Biden to sign.

The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act passed by a 364-62 vote; all 62 votes against the bill were from Republicans. The Senate approved the legislation last month.

A rise in COVID-19 cases, the first instances of which were reported in China, has been linked to an increase in attacks on Asian Americans. Democrats have pointed to former President Donald Trump’s frequent use of racist phrases such as “kung flu” to describe the coronavirus as a link to the increase in anti-Asian sentiment.

The bill also expands efforts to make the reporting of hate crimes more accessible at the local and state levels, including providing online reporting resources that are available in multiple languages.

The legislation, introduced by Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., and Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, instructs the Department of Justice to designate a point person to expedite the review of hate crimes related to COVID-19.

Speaking on the House floor ahead of the vote, Meng recalled how over the past year, the Asian American community has faced an “additional pandemic: the virus of hate and bigotry.”

soooooooooo i’ll be positive:

I’m happy it took close to a year for this bill to be passed.

they have been treated unfairly.
as for black folks tho:

Let’s hope this further shows us where we stand within this country.

…although i feel many won’t care and will move on.
i’ll be honest with the foxhole but we stay getting fucked hard by the government.


i’m starting to think some of us like getting fucked hard.
unfortunately,
we have no power and it shows.
marching and hashtags do nothing compared to how fast the anti-asian hate bill was passed.
the george floyd verdict a month ago was mere scraps tbh.

alas,
i feel there’s another reason why this bill was passed so quickly.
  the powers that b always have a reason why.

lowkey: this is why i keep telling black folks that we need to be more aligned.

article cc: npr

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10 thoughts on “the asian community got their anti-hate bill passed faster than black folks ever got

  1. Text: H.R.6721 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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    Introduced in House (05/05/2020)

    116th CONGRESS
    2d Session
    H. R. 6721

    To facilitate the expedited review of COVID–19 hate crimes, and for other purposes.

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    May 5, 2020
    Ms. Meng (for herself, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Lowenthal, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Pascrell, Ms. Lee of California, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Engel, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Mr. Lynch, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Suozzi, Ms. Jackson Lee, and Mr. Cisneros) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

    A BILL
    To facilitate the expedited review of COVID–19 hate crimes, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the “COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act”.

    SEC. 2. REVIEW OF COVID–19 HATE CRIMES.

    (a) In General.—Not later than 14 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall designate an officer or employee of the Department of Justice whose sole responsibility during the applicable period shall be to facilitate the expedited review of COVID–19 hate crimes and reports of any such crime to Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies.

    (b) Report.—On the date that is 30 days after the designation under subsection (a), and every 30 days thereafter, the officer or employee shall submit to Congress a report on the status of each case reviewed under subsection (a), including—

    (1) any resources provided to complainants;

    (2) any actions taken to further the investigation of the incidents; and

    (3) data disaggregated by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, of the victim and location of occurrence.

    (c) Definitions.—In this section:

    (1) The term “applicable period” means the period beginning on the date on which the officer or employee is designated under subsection (a), and ending on the date that is one year after the date on which the emergency period described in subparagraph (B) of section 1135(g)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–5(g)(1)) ends, except that the Attorney General may extend such period as appropriate.

    (2) The term “COVID–19 hate crime” means a crime of violence (as such term is defined under title 18, United States Code) that is motivated by—

    (A) the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability of any person; and

    (B) the actual or perceived relationship to the spread of COVID–19 of any person because of the characteristic described in subparagraph (A).

  2. That bill is mere politics and nothing will come out of it. No bill will protect minorities of any demographic from racism and white supremacy. We don’t need an anti Black hate bill. What’s needed is the dismantling of racist, misogynistic and homophobic systems rooted in white supremacy.

  3. From my reading of the bill, the only thing it does is make it easier to report hate crimes to local and state governments, which honestly could be a benefit to black people as well. At the end of the day despite the increase in Asian hate, black people still make up the overwhelming majority of the victims of hate crimes in the United States. As black people we do have to step up to the plate and start recording and reporting the things that happen to us, we need to stop letting people convince us that we are just being sensitive and that we should just let these things roll off our skin; these other groups don’t play that, and they recognize the very real psychological impacts hate incidents can have.

    Another aspect of this is how fast it was passed when it was presented as something that would benefit Asians whereas if it were presented as something that would benefit African Americans the bill would have stalled, I think it does make a case for how real Anti-blackness is in the U.S.

    It will be interesting to see how this plays itself out over time; I do see an attempt to make any and everything that happens to an Asian, no matter how small, some anti-Asian crime. Any law, bill, or public policies are only as good as the people who enforce it; I would hate to see this spun as some way to further the narrative that black people are somehow attacking Asians in mass. Not trying to be funny but what happens if a black woman suddenly has a dispute with an Asian beauty supply store owner, does that suddenly become a hate crime? I love Asian people and I love some aspects of Asian culture, but as a preemptive precaution we might need to start creating our own beauty supply stores, and nail salons, etc. until we are sure that this bill won’t be used as a weapon against our community, I wouldn’t be surprised.

  4. Asain people are trying to stop hate crimes against their kind. Black people on the other hand are trying to do the same, but only when it’s white people or the police commiting the crime. I know alot of people will either say that’s not true, make a comparison deflecting what I just said, or accuse me of being self hating, but it doesn’t matter because of majority of Whites (especially Republicans) only see a race (which they already think isnt worth anything) out here killing each other. Like it or not, agree or disagree, we all know what other races think about us. But instead of addressing it within our community, we just complain when those outside our community bring it up and use it against us.

    When the media was portraying Trayon Martin as a thug and everyone was asking why they always post pictures portraying us as being thugs or in a negative light, but that agenda is only made possible by the pics we post. Can’t get upset if they chose to use them. That’s like getting turned down fo a job because the interviewer only paid attention to the Facebook pics of you wasted at a party. If that interviewer were to say you weren’t hired because you get wasted at parties, they’re not portraying you as a partier, you’re doing that yourself. Same for pics of you helping out the homeless. Saying you did it isn’t portraying you as charitable, pics of you in a homeless shelter is though. But again, can’t get mad if someone only sees the pics of you partying.

  5. I just have to offer a push back to your perspective Jordan; it’s giving me very much black-on-black crime vibes which is a mostly discredited talking point. Not to say crime doesn’t exist but most crimes in the United States are intra-racial meaning within the same group according to recent stats, 89%- 91% of black people are killed by other black people but by the same token 80%-84% of white people are killed by white people; yet many in society can readily state the stats for black people but are utterly unaware of the stats for white people. Black crime stats are often used as a way to silence and or deflect from legitimate concerns black citizens have.

    Another issue; Let’s talk about the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman dynamic, context and subtext matters. In this case journalist, pundits, and other forms of professional mainstream media used Mr. Martins’ limited social media and school marijuana discipline to defame a dead teenagers character while trying to mask, minimize, or otherwise hide Zimmerman’s actual documented encounters with the police, criminal convictions, and other bad behaviors. That sort of double standard should be unacceptable and indefensible in a civilized society. Nobody is perfect and you shouldn’t have to be in order to receive justice; and like I said earlier no other group sets that as the standard, but yet again black people are conditioned by the system to believe we have to be near perfect to even be considered eligible for justice, I call BS. Hopefully, cases like George Floyd and others will start to dismantle the belief in perfection in order to seek and or see justice.

    1. Yes. Yes. Yes. It is comparing apples to oranges. We fall so easily to the manipulation. I kill you cause I am robbing you is different than I kill you just because you are Black. Neither is good. However, I can navigate with my people. I can’t navigate in a situation in Louisiana.

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