It was just earlier this week that New York Attorney General Letitia James launched a hotline (by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 800-771-7755) for people to report hate crimes and biased incidents against Asian-Americans during the ongoing Coronavirus “pandemic.”
In a statement, the NY Attorney General states that the COVID-19 outbreak “does not give anyone an excuse to be racist, xenophobic, or biased.”
“No one should live in fear for their life because of who they are, what they look like, or where they come from,…I encourage all victims of discriminatory actions stemming from this pandemic to contact my office. We will continue to work with local law enforcement to combat hate in all its insidious forms.”
Acts of bigoted and hateful behavior will NOT be tolerated in New York.
If you've experienced ANY discriminatory actions, contact my office:
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) March 25, 2020
The head of the Wu-Tang Clan also took the initiative to post on the matter, among other things stating, “Peace and blessing to all the people of our communities. Community is a compound word derived from ‘Common’ and ‘Unity.’…”
This follows Cardi B also taking time out on 3/23 to do the same thing (see here).
During the ongoing pandemic, The RZA has been proving encouraging words also.
“Meditate on this…
During you social distance, don’t be afraid to be alone. Goals are personal. #wutang #rza”