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PANTHEA LEE: There has been debate among Asian American communities on whether to push for more anti-Asian attacks to be labeled as hate crimes. Some feel that not doing so denies their lived experience.
JASON WU: Multiple things can be true: It can be true that Asian Americans are particularly vulnerable to violence, attacks, harassment, and discrimination in this moment. It can also be true that there’s a level of fearmongering that law enforcement agencies and politicians engage in because it’s their politics—and a way for police agencies to get more money. And it can also be true that the criminal legal system and jails and prisons are extremely violent and racist. All three things can be true.
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