Biden Tells America Silence Is Complicity In Strong Denunciation Of Racist Attacks
In Atlanta, President Biden dealt with the increasing violence versus the AAPI population and informed Americans that silence in the face of bigotry is complicity.
President Biden, “Words have consequences. It’s the coronavirus, full stop.” pic.twitter.com/c1PndL6Gjy
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 19, 2021
President Biden stated:
We’re finding out once again what we have actually constantly understood: Words have repercussions. It’s the coronavirus, complete stop. The discussion we had today with the AAPI leaders which we’re hearing all throughout the nation is that hate and violence frequently conceal in plain sight. It is frequently satisfied with silence. That’s held true throughout our history. However that needs to alter due to the fact that our silence is complicity. We cannot be complicit. We have to speak out. We have to act.
In my first week in office, I signed an executive order directing federal agencies to combat this resurgence of xenophobia. The Department of Justice is strengthening its justice with the AAPI community to prevent these crimes. In addition to its other work to take on violent extremists and domestic terrorism. I’m calling on Congress to pass and get my — to get to my desk the COVID-19 hate crimes act. And the House just passed the Violence Against Women Act, a law I authored more than 25 years ago. It was one of my proudest legislative achievements. I called on the Senate to quickly pass it and get to my desk. But for all the good the laws can do, we have to alter our hearts. Hate can have no safe harbor in America. It must stop. It’s on all of us, all of us together to make it stop.
Racists really hate being called out for their racism. Racist behavior flourishes when people turn a blind year. For years, the mainstream press enabled Trump’s racism by not confronting him on it. They allowed him to stand in front of them in Brady Briefing Room and call the coronavirus the “China virus.”
President Biden is right. Words have consequences, and when excellent people hear those words and choose to do nothing, they watering the seeds of racism.
A president can’t unilaterally end racism, but they can set a excellent example, and do what Biden did when he motivated others to sign up with the battle.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White Home Press Swimming Pool, and a Congressional reporter for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Government. His graduate work concentrated on public law, with an expertise in social reform motions.
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