The rise of racism under the Trump administration is typified by what Suni Lee, who won the overall gymnastics gold media for the U.S. in Tokyo, certainly went through recently in Los Angeles. Lee is currently featured on Dancing with the Stars.
Popsugar interviewed one of the shining stars of our US Olympic team and she recounted what happened to her.
“Suni’s accomplishments don’t make her immune to the painful and dangerous realities of anti-Asian hate in America.
With the rate of unprovoked violence against Asian Americans fueled by COVID-19 misinformation continuing to climb across the nation, she tells me she found herself facing a racist attack a week before our conversation.
While waiting for an Uber after a night out with her girlfriends, who are all of Asian descent, they were startled by a group speeding by in a car yelling racist slurs like “ching chong” and insisting they “go back to where they came from.” One passenger, Suni says, sprayed her arm with pepper spray as the car sped off.”
Republicans on TV try to make California appear to be a liberal haven, even though it’s a great state, but there are a lot of MAGA, QAnon, and Bircher lunatics running around.
President Biden made it a point to discuss the increased rate of violence against Asian-American across this country, but many Americans didn’t realize this during the pandemic. He’s established a Department of Justice cross-agency initiative to address anti-Asian violence.
This is a complete embarrassment for this nation, but under Republicans since 2015, lies, racism, misogyny, anti-semitism, and conspiracy theories have risen to unconscionable levels that continue to go unchecked by Republican leadership in Congress and in right-wing media outlets.
They are a blight on our nation.