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.
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.”
.@RepGraceMeng: “The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act is a necessary step to confront the second pandemic of racism and discrimination. We cannot mend what we do not measure.” #StopAsianHate pic.twitter.com/9sx5QjywQA
— The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) May 18, 2021
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.
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.
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