Black and Asian Organizations Gather Together in “Faith Walk” in New York’s Chinatown

Since the onset of the Coronavirus, the NYPD has reported that hate crimes against Asians have skyrocketed. Sadly for a city as diverse and robust as New York City, it had become the center of the spike by the end of 2020, with the NY Post reporting a 900 percent surge from the year prior. While white conservatives including Fox News reporter Tucker Carlson argue that the Black community is to blame — citing the fact that many of the cases involved Black suspects — Asian American leaders of the city are pushing back against this narrative to show that there has always been solidarity between Black people and Asian Americans. On Saturday, Black and Asian religious leaders, activists, and community members will gather in Chinatown for a “walk of faith” to prove just that.

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