The U.S. has experienced a spike in violent attacks against Asian Americans since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. “Throughout American history there’s been a steady undercurrent of Asian hate crimes throughout,” actor and activist George Takei tells Lawrence O’Donnell. “But when there are events of xenophobic hysteria then it swells up and we are going through that right now.” Aired on 02/17/2021.
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