The city of San Francisco on Tuesday announced a unanimous resolution formally apologizing for its past atrocities against the Chinese community, coinciding the decision with the Lunar New Year.

The decision by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors acknowledges the city’s discriminatory policies had a significant impact on the Chinese community, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

The resolution apologized on behalf of the board and the city for the “systemic and structural discrimination” against the community as well as the targeted acts of violence. It also admitted that the board of supervisors had passed numerous laws that persecuted the Chinese immigrants.

“The recent surge in anti-Asian hate crimes continues to affirm [that Asian and Pacific Islanders] continue to be seen as foreigners and not Americans,” API Council of San Francisco director Cally Wong said at the hearing, according to the report.

According to The Associated Press, more than one-third of San Francisco’s estimated 900,000 residents are of Asian or Pacific Islander descent, with Chinese Americans making up the largest share.

The city of San Francisco on Tuesday announced a unanimous resolution formally apologizing for its past atrocities against the Chinese community, coinciding the decision with the Lunar New Year.

The decision by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors acknowledges the city’s discriminatory policies had a significant impact on the Chinese community, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

The resolution apologized on behalf of the board and the city for the “systemic and structural discrimination” against the community as well as the targeted acts of violence. It also admitted that the board of supervisors had passed numerous laws that persecuted the Chinese immigrants.

“The recent surge in anti-Asian hate crimes continues to affirm [that Asian and Pacific Islanders] continue to be seen as foreigners and not Americans,” API Council of San Francisco director Cally Wong said at the hearing, according to the report.

According to The Associated Press, more than one-third of San Francisco’s estimated 900,000 residents are of Asian or Pacific Islander descent, with Chinese Americans making up the largest share.

It added that more than a dozen ordinances were passed by the board of supervisors to restrict Chinese-run laundries, the AP added.

This resolution comes as the San Francisco Police Department reported earlier this year that the number of people who reported being the victim of a hate crime against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders was up by 567 percent. The move by San Francisco followed similar ones made by Antioch, San Jose and Los Angeles. Antioch was the first to offer a formal apology in May last year, followed by the city of San Jose in September and Los Angeles in October.

Original Article: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/592433-san-francisco-apologizes-for-history-of-racism-discrimination-against

10 thoughts on “Asian Attacks Rising; SF Gives Symbolic Gesture”
  1. LISTEN UP…..The ASIAN AMERICANS in AMERICA are NOT to BLAME for What the CHINESE GOVT Does. SO QUIT BULLYING THEM. THEY ALL Have a RIGHT to DEFEND THEMSELVES which SOME of THEM Already Did. The OLD ASIAN Woman with a STICK and a YOUNG ASIAN Man who Protected HIS Girlfriend. From S amuraiQueen 😄😄😄😇😇😇

  2. The Loyal Americans from Asian background have long been integrated into the Culture we hold greatly and with a treasured pleasure. We hope and assume when a person wants to be AMERICAN there is no country preceding the title of AMERICAN. No Asian-American, African-American, Spanish-American, Latin-American, Mexican-American, Chinese-American, because if there is, then that is where the person should be, i.e. in the life of the country they hold first and foremost! There is room there for you and you will be better suited than in the USA!

  3. This article is IMPORTANT!
    ALSO IMPORTANT WOULD BE TO PROTEST THAT MOST OF THESE ATTACKS AGAINST PEOPLE OF ASIAN ORIGIN ARE COMMITTED BY MR. BIDEN’S FOLLOWERS, especially those of the community who proclaim themselves as the “ONLY VICTIMS” in the USA.

  4. I notice that they never tell who it is that is DISCRIMINATING against Asians. They won’t admit to the FACT that it is Blacks who are attacking Asians and Islanders. They won’t because that would prove that any RACE CAN BE RACIST and the Democraps can’t allow that TRUTH exposed to the public. It would also prove that Democraps are the same PARTY OF HATE they were after the Civil War and created all the HATE and keep Minorities down garbage they did after the Civil War that they fought to keep in place before the War ended.

  5. Once again the Dems put symbolism over SUBSTANCE. They won’t tell the TRUTH about who is doing the attacking nor will they condemn those doing it.

  6. Let’s tell the truth about what is going on. The attacks on Asians are predominantly by black thugs thinking they are an easy target.

  7. Sadly, xenophobia is an inherent, instinctive human response. “See the stranger, fear the stranger, kill the stranger” is a response as old as primates have been on this planet. Yes, as individuals, we can choose to say ” I will not be afraid today” but if a person has ever experienced a traumatic event at the hands of another person, our sad little monkey brains will generalize that person’s characteristics. If you are mugged by a guy wearing a baseball cap, from that time on you will cross the street or go into a store whenever some innocent dude in a ball cap walks in your direction. Racial violence is being deliberately promoted within certain groups to increase the Government influence. The more people rebel and fight, the more excuse the Gov’t has to make new laws that punish everyone for the actions of the few.

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