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But who’s actually attacking Asians? According to Voice Of America News: “In New York City, where anti-Asian hate crime soared nearly nine-fold in 2020 over the year before, only two of the 20 people arrested last year in connection with these attacks were white, according to New York Police Department data analyzed by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. Eleven were African Americans, six were white Hispanics and one was a black Hispanic.” Not exactly your typical Trump voters… But not to worry. Professor Jennifer Ho of the University of Colorado at Boulder offers a ready explanation for black hate crimes against Asian Americans: “white superiority.” In an article called “White Supremacy Is the Root of Race-Related Violence in the United States,” Ho writes: “Anti-Asian racism has the same source as anti-black racism: white supremacy. So when a black person attacks an Asian person, the encounter is fueled perhaps by racism, but very specifically by white supremacy. White supremacy does not require a white person to perpetuate it. The dehumanization of Asian people by U.S. society is driven by white supremacy and not by any black person who may or may not hate Asians.”

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