New York Governor Kathy Hochul declares racism a ‘public health emergency’ – Daily Mail – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
Skip to content Skip to footer

New York Governor Kathy Hochul declares racism a ‘public health emergency’ and specifically points to surge in Asian hate crimes

  • ‘For far too long, communities of color in New York have been held back by systemic racism and inequitable treatment,’ Hochul said in a statement 
  • Hochul’s legislation will specifically aim to address the discrimination Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders communities have faced amid the pandemic
  • Other parts included in the legislation package focus on the accurate collection of demographic data from minorities by state agencies and boards
  • In the early days of the pandemic, growing anti-Asian sentiments ultimately led to a spike in hate crimes against Asian individuals 
  • Just in the Big Apple, the NYPD reported a 361 percent increase in anti-Asian hate crimes since 2020
  • New York City reported 503 hate crimes in 2021 as of December 10 – a staggering spike from 252 reported last year

By Andrea Blanco For Dailymail.Com

Published: | Updated:


Read Full Article at www.dailymail.co.uk


Leave a comment

DC Initiative on Racial Equity
📧 dcracialequity@gmail.com

© 2022. All Rights Reserved.

AllEscort