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Massachusetts Officials Attempt to Revamp Hate Crime Laws Citing Spike in Anti-Asian Violence

Following the ongoing nationwide epidemic of anti-Asian violence, lawmakers in Massachusetts have introduced new legislation aimed at updating and strengthening laws surrounding hate crimes in the state. Steve LeBlanc of the Associated Press has reported that “a national spike in anti-Asian hate crimes — including a recent mass shooting in…

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Financial Contributions for Groups Fighting Anti-Asian Violence and Hate Crimes Have Soared in Recent Weeks

While President Biden has vowed to ramp up efforts to combat anti-Asian violence in the country and as attacks sadly continue to occur on a regular basis, there is at least one bit of hopeful news to report over this dark chapter in America’s history. Haleluya Hadero of The Associated Press…

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Initiative to Address Anti-Asian Violence Announced by White House as Hate Crimes Continue to Spread in Cities Like New York

On March 30, President Biden announced a new federal initiative aimed at curbing and helping to address the rampant spread of anti-Asian violence across the United States in recent months. Lauren Egan of NBC News reported that President Biden will “reinstate and expand the scope of the White House Initiative…

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‘Work From Home’ Causing Spike in Gender and Racial Harassment According to Survey from Ellen Pao’s ‘Project Include’

Workers in the tech industry have experienced a dramatic increase in harassment based on gender, age, race and ethnicity while working remotely over the last year, according to a new survey from the Silicon Valley nonprofit advocacy group, Project Include. Shannon Bond of NPR has reported that the increases in…

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California, Massachusetts, Louisiana and North Carolina Have Vaccinated the Largest Portions of Their Black Populations Against COVID-19

Of the 41 states that are currently tracking the race of citizens receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, California appears to be doing the best job inoculating people of all races, with 16.8% of its Black residents already vaccinated against the coronavirus. That number is slightly higher than the total number of people…

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President Biden Promises All Americans Will be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine by May 1; Sets July 4th for Tentative Celebration of ‘Independence’ from the Virus

In his first televised primetime address to the nation after being sworn in as the nation’s leader, President Biden promised ample vaccines and a return to some degree of normalcy in the United States by mid-summer. Although he cautioned that unexpected setbacks may arise, he remained optimistic, suggesting America may…