March 12, 2021

‘Protect the community’: Asian-Americans organize against hate

Washington (AFP) – As the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged America, Esther Lim grew more worried by the day for her parents’ welfare and her own — not just for their health, but their safety in the face of rising attacks against Asian-Americans. When her friend was hurt in a hit-and-run accident — in what she firmly believes was a hate attack — she decided to take action. “I wanted to do something more proactive rather than wallow in fear,” Lim, who is Korean-American, told AFP. So Lim, 32, bought her mother pepper spray, started learning judo from her father — and wrote “How to Report a Hate Cri…

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