Hundreds attended an anti-Asian hate march in Dallas Sunday, reports NBC Dallas Fort Worth.
The Dallas Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community held a visibility and solidarity march starting at the Grassy Knoll at noon.
The march is in honor of three Korean women who were shot and injured in a Dallas Koreatown salon shooting earlier this month. The shooting is being investigated as a potential hate crime in connection with other shootings that targeted Asian American businesses.
“It’s important that Asians, Brown folks, Black folks, indigenous folks come together, but it’s also really important that White folks come together to end White supremacy,” said Amy Tran-Calhoun to NBC DFW.
Dr. Aileen Fullchange, a licensed psychologist, and Stop Asian Hate partnered together to bring visibility to the AAPI community and to stand against racism and hate.
Fullchange told WFAA in an article that she “couldn’t standby without doing something” after seeing a rise of anti-Asian incidents. Data published by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, revealed that anti-Asian hate crime increased by 339 percent in 2021.
“I am not just going to let that anger sit and I’m not going to repress that,” Fullchange said to WFAA. “I want to do something about this.”
“It’s important for me, from a point of White privilege, to be able to stand out here with my brothers and sisters and just be a voice,” said Susie Hess, Vice President of the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas.
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