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BRONX TIMES REPORTER, M 12 ARCH 19-25, 2021
BY BRONX TIMES
“Appalled.” “Furious.” Cowardly.”
These words have been printed in
our media as we try to bring attention
to the alarming increase of anti-Asian
hate crimes in the Bronx and around
New York City
But words alone are not enough.
We hear residents and politicians
alike condemn these crimes, but actions
speak louder than words, and we
need to take action and work to put an
end to this bigotry.
In Queens, the NYPD’s Asian Hate
Crimes Task Force is investigating a
possible hate crime incident that occurred
in Fresh Meadows last week,
when an Asian American mother
said she was spit at while holding her
2-year-old baby and called the ‘Chinese
So, how can we help put an end to
these types of crimes? By standing together,
supporting each other and condemning
Anyone who is the victim of a hate
crime should report it to authorities.
Far too often these crimes are underreported,
and if victims don’t go to
the police, they should feel comfortable
bringing it to the attention of
their local community boards or even
their neighbors, who can join forces
and help bring attention to these incidents,
or even solve a case. After all,
who knows the people in their neighborhoods
better than the person who
lives in your building, or who lives
Only by reporting these crimes
and making them public, can we begin
to weed out the “bad eggs” and
make a difference. Saying change is
necessary doesn’t make it so; acting
on those words does.
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