COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

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Opinion: Why Social Perceptions of Race Matter

The U.S. House of Representatives sent the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to President Joe Biden’s desk recently, requiring the Department of Justice to establish hate crime reporting processes and ensure that the data collected is “disaggregated by protected characteristics (e.g., race or national origin).” Meanwhile, under the pretense of protecting free speech, the diminishing minority—such as Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.),

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