Why Was Vicha Ratanapakdee Killed?

His death helped awaken the nation to a rise in anti-Asian violence. For his grieving family, the reckoning hasn’t gone far enough.

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Atlanta Shooting Victim’s Sons Struggle to Move Forward

Randy and Eric Park’s mother was among eight people killed in the spa shootings. They have been largely left to navigate the world by themselves.

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For Asian Americans Wary of Attacks, Reopening Is Not an Option

Facing a wave of animosity, many Asian Americans remain afraid of public places even as the coronavirus pandemic recedes.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #coronavirus-reopenings, #race-and-ethnicity

When the Gunman’s Motive Remains a Mystery: Does It Matter?

Even when they try to explain themselves, perpetrators are unlikely to help make sense out of the senseless.

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Keys, Wallet, Pepper Spray: The New Reality for Asian-Americans

‘I think it just speaks to the urgency that people are feeling.’

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Atlanta Spa Shootings Were Hate Crimes, Prosecutor Says

The district attorney in Fulton County will seek the death penalty against the suspect in the shootings, saying he targeted some victims because they were of Asian descent.

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Asian-American Artists, Now Activists, Push Back Against Hate

Newly spurred to action to combat bias, they generate subway posters, leverage social media, stage Zoom webinars. “Our community couldn’t take being invisible any longer,” one artist says.

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A Partial List of Mass Shootings in the United States in 2021

The shootings never stopped during the coronavirus pandemic, they just became less public, researchers say.

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Seeing Hate, 28 Asian and Asian-American Photographers Focus on Love

In a special project by the Culture desk, artists respond to a climate of fear and racism with images and reflections from the heart.

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Biden Takes Initial Steps to Address Gun Violence

With legislation in Congress stalled by Republican opposition, the president ordered a crackdown on “ghost guns” and said the epidemic of shootings was “an international embarrassment.”

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Amid Awakening, Asian-Americans Are Still Taking Shape as a Political Force

Divided by generation, ethnicity and class, but currently galvanized by a surge of racially motivated attacks, Asian-Americans are growing rapidly as political players.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #democratic-party, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters

Why It’s Taken Us So Long to Talk About Anti-Asian Racism

The writer and poet Cathy Park Hong discusses Asian outrage and why she’s seeking power, not assimilation.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #discrimination, #hong-cathy-park

Her Book Is About Belonging. She’s Struggling With the Idea.

Sanjena Sathian’s debut novel, “Gold Diggers,” has already landed a TV deal with Mindy Kaling, but success is something both she and her characters grapple with.

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What’s Wrong With Our Hate Crime Laws?

Charging someone with a hate crime sends a message to the perpetrator, the victim and the community. But is it always the right choice?

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Biden Announces Actions to Combat Anti-Asian Attacks

“We can’t be silent in the face of rising violence against Asian Americans,” President Biden said after an assault on a woman in New York.

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When Tragedy Strikes, What Does Criticism Have to Offer?

It’s easier to find meaning in fiction than in the senseless mass killings of our reality, which seem to render the critical perspective pointless, even silly, at times.

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In a Role Reversal, Asian-Americans Aim to Protect Their Parents From Hate

The conversations represent a fraught yet tender shift in the traditional parent-child dynamic.

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An Asian-American Official Bared His Chest, Revealing Scars From His Army Service

“People question my patriotism, that I don’t look American enough,” Lee Wong, an elected official in an Ohio township, said at a recent public meeting.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #cincinnati-ohio, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #lee-wong, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Broadcasting ‘the Shock, the Horror, the Outrage’ Live, Again and Again

After Columbine, the media faced criticism for focusing on the assailants rather than on the victims. A lot has changed since 1999 — except the need to cover the tragedies in the first place.

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Anti-Asian Activity Online, Walking Down the Aisle Alone and Your Brain on Peloton: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

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How To Fix the Debate over Guns

We can find real solutions to gun violence if we recognize the trauma it causes

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A Heavily Armed Man at a Grocery Store Adds to Anxiety in Atlanta

Days after mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colo., a man carrying six weapons and wearing body armor was arrested at an Atlanta market.

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White House Weighs Executive Orders on Gun Control

A day after President Biden called on Congress to pass a new assault weapons ban and tougher background checks, the administration was considering steps it could take without legislation.

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Why America Can’t Fix Its Gun Violence Crisis

Most Americans want to do something about it. Here’s why we haven’t.

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2 Massacres: ‘How Can This Be Possible in Our Country?’

Readers urge measures such as gun licensing and ending “open carry” laws.

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The Atlanta Shootings and a Religious Toxicity

Did racism or religion or gender motivate the shootings in Georgia? All of the above.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #evangelical-movement, #sex, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

2 Immigrant Paths: One Led to Wealth, the Other Ended in Death in Atlanta

Owners and employees at the spas attacked last week shared common immigrant aspirations, but were separated by a vast gap in money and power.

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Duckworth and Hirono Refuse to Back Nominees Until Biden Taps More Asian-Americans

Senators Tammy Duckworth and Mazie Hirono said they would support only “diversity candidates” until President Biden addressed the dearth of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in his administration.

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Where Will the Gun Control Debate Go Now (If Anywhere)?

For the first time since they took back power in Washington, Democrats face a major test on a recurring, intractable issue.

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Are Hate Crime Laws Really the Answer to Anti-Asian Violence?

President Biden urged Congress to pass a new one. But many are skeptical that the criminal justice system can offer a solution.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #debatable, #hate-crimes, #law-and-legislation

A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States

In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four or more fatalities, according to a database compiled by the Violence Project.

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Attacks Against Asian New Yorkers: What to Know

A rash of assaults came on a weekend when hundreds gathered to protest a yearlong surge of attacks and hate crimes.

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The Atlanta Massacre and the Media’s Morality Plays

Journalists should give readers the facts, not play to fears.

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As Protesters Rally Against Anti-Asian Hate, N.Y.C. Records 5 Attacks

The authorities said they were investigating at least four of the attacks as possible hate crimes, including one that left a man in critical condition.

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How Many Women Have to Die to End ‘Temptation’?

The Atlanta murders follow a terrible pattern of misogynist violence.

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The Generational Split in How Asian-Americans See the Atlanta Shootings

An earlier generation never expected anyone to protect them.

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Anti-Asian Attacks Place Andrew Yang in the Spotlight. How Will He Use It?

Mr. Yang is seeking to become New York City’s first Asian-American mayor, but critics say that some of his past comments have fed racial stereotypes.

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Scenes of Mourning and Defiance

People gathered at memorials and rallies across the country to denounce the shootings in Atlanta and call for an end to anti-Asian violence.

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After Spa Attacks, Officers Handcuffed Victim’s Anguished Husband for Four Hours

In an interview with a Spanish-language news outlet, Mario González described his confusion and frustration as sheriff’s deputies detained him after the shooting.

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Sexual Anguish of Atlanta Suspect Is Familiar Thorn for Evangelicals

The man accused of killing eight people at spas was a churchgoer who told officers he was addicted to sex. Parts of evangelical culture imply that sexual sins are more serious than others.

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Protest Planned in Atlanta to #StopAsianHate

The event, set for 1 p.m. in a park next to the State Capitol, is being billed as way for people to “come together to grieve, heal and support.”

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There Is No Rung on the Ladder That Protects You From Hate

Asian-Americans are reeling from the killings in Georgia and a rising number of attacks nationwide. Could confronting racism bring solidarity across their class divides?

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Confronting Violence Against Asians, Biden Says That ‘We Cannot Be Complicit’

Vice President Kamala Harris joined the president in forcefully condemning the killings in Atlanta. “Racism is real in America, and it has always been,” she said.

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Atlanta Shooting Victims Are Remembered for Love and Hard Work

Among the eight people killed at Atlanta-area spas this week was a wife going for a massage with her husband, and immigrant mothers working long hours to support their children.

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The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta Shootings

The victims lived at the nexus of race, gender and class.

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Suspect’s Church Calls Atlanta Spa Attacks ‘the Result of a Sinful Heart’

The church said the killing of eight people at Atlanta spas was “an extreme and wicked act.” Police records show prostitution-related arrests at one of the targeted businesses between 2011 and 2014.

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How Anti-Asian Activity Online Set the Stage for Real-World Violence

On platforms such as Telegram and 4chan, racist memes and posts about Asian-Americans have created fear and dehumanization.

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Accused Gunman Had Visited Massage Parlors He Targeted, Police Say

The suspect, who was a customer at two of the spas in the Atlanta area that were attacked this week, spent time in a rehab clinic for a self-described sexual addiction.

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After Georgia Attacks, Asian-Americans Demand Serious Action on Bias

Amid fear, sadness and pain, the shootings in the Atlanta area have generated anger over the country’s longstanding failure to address anti-Asian discrimination.

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Asian-American Lawmakers Call Out Racist Language: ‘I Am Not a Virus’

House lawmakers described the fear and trauma rippling through the Asian-American community, and they argued that an uptick in violence was a result of the rise of anti-China messaging stoked during the pandemic.

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