The truth about attacks on Asians, by Larry Alexander

Asians are subject to attacks that can justifiably be labeled hate crimes, but so is every other race and the attacks on Asians have been blown way out of proportion to their actual numbers. Why? From Larry Alexander at

Recently, there has been a drumbeat of expressed concern by the left — the Democrats and their ever faithful messengers, the press — over a rise in hate crimes committed against Asians.  The shooting in Atlanta, in which six of the nine victims were Asian women, brought on a rush to declare this an anti-Asian hate crime.  It turned out, however, that the fact that a majority of the victims were Asians had nothing to do with the shooter’s motivation.  More recently, the brutal attack, caught on video, of a man shoving an elderly Asian woman to the ground, kicking her several times, and shouting “you don’t belong here” was, indeed, a hate crime.  So leftists were palpably anxious to declare it a symptom of their go-to faux bogey, white supremacy.  But the facts revealed that the anti-Asian assailant was a black man and a convicted murderer (of his mother!) out on parole.  (It is inconvenient for this perfidious white supremacist narrative that blacks have committed a sizeable number of the assaults against Asians.)

Hate crimes against Asians, mainly assaults, have indeed increased in the last year, as has violent crime in general.  But even taking the highest estimate of their number I could find, that provided by the left-wing StopAAPIHate, and assuming that all of them were in fact motivated by anti-Asian bias, in absolute terms, the number of such assaults is tiny: 421.  To put that number in perspective, if each of those assaults was committed by a separate person, there would have been only one anti-Asian assaulter per 800,000 people, committing only one such assault in a year.  The chance of an Asian suffering an assault at the hands of an anti-Asian bigot would have been considerably less than the chance of being injured taking a bath, and much, much less than the chance of being injured or killed driving a car.

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