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Rise in Asian American/Pacific Islander Violence

A protestor holds up a sign reading "#STOP ASIAN HATE" in a city square.

April 2, 2021 – New Mexico, like many other states, has seen a rise in the number of violent and harassing incidents targeting people of Asian American/Pacific Islander descent since the COVID-19 outbreak first began. Many people tie that surge to divisive and racist rhetoric that labeled COVID as the Chinese Virus or Wuhan Flu. Host Gene Grant…

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