The last time we texted was in the spring, to organize a virtual town hall addressing the repercussions of racism during the pandemic. I knew Yuh-Line would understand how I was feeling. What I would not know for hours was that her loving text was a response to the deadliest crime against Asians in the United States in recent memory: a killing spree in Atlanta that took the lives of eight people, six of whom were women of Asian descent. After leaving the massage parlor, Long shot a bystander multiple times before heading south, to the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta.
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The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Asian American women understand that the alleged murderer of eight people in Atlanta was acting in keeping with a culture filled with racialized and sexualized views of Asian women. Of the people murdered, four women were of Korean descent and two of Chinese heritage. Long sought to eliminate the objects of his sexual temptations, Asian women. In doing so, he drew on the U.
While authorities are still investigating the motive behind Tuesday's shooting spree at three Atlanta-area spas that left eight people dead, including six Asian women, some advocates say the violence is inextricably linked to a history of racism and misogyny against Asian women. Suspect Robert Aaron Long, 21, told investigators that he blames the businesses he targeted for providing an outlet for his addiction to sex, the Cherokee County Sheriff's office said, yet officials believe there were multiple motivators for the attack. They were murdered because they were Asian American women," Choimorrow said.