Democrat makes remarks at Emory University in Atlanta
Democrat Kamala Harris blasted the United States, claiming racism, xenophobia, and sexism exist in the country during her visit to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Both Harris and Joe Biden traveled to the university to show ‘solidarity with the Asian American community.
“Racism is real in America, and it has always been.”
“Xenophobia is real in America and always has been. Sexism, too,” Harris said.
Her remarks come after six Asian people were murdered this week at three massage parlors in Atlanta.
But even though police stated there was no evidence of a racial motive, Democrats have used the incident to claim there is a wave of anti-Asian-American hate crimes.
Democrats also blamed Donald Trump for his hard stance against China.
Harris also suggested Trump was to blame for attacks on Asian Americans.
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“For the last year, we’ve had people in positions of incredible power scapegoating Asian Americans, people with the biggest pulpits, spreading this kind of hate.”
Harris, in the past, has touted herself as the first future Asian American president.
Biden called on Congress to pass the “COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act,” which would punish any crime motivated by “the actual or perceived relationship to the spread of COVID–19 of any person” due to the “race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability of any person.”
Biden told Americans, “we have to change our hearts.”
The bill was proposed last year by Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) but failed to advance in the House.
Biden also attacked Republican efforts at election reform, claiming Georgia’s voters “helped save our democracy” in 2020.
Republicans highlighted voting irregularities in the state in 2020 as a reason to change rules to tackle potential fraud.