We are statistically insignificant but ... - Daniel Dae Kim

楼主 (北美华人网)
“I am both honored and dismayed to be back in front of you again (since last September) I was disheartened to find that for a bill that required no money or resources, just a simple condemnation of acts of hate against people of Asian descent, 164 members of Congress, all Republican voted against it,” he said at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing. “And now here I am again, because as every witness in this hearing has pointed out, the situation has gotten worse, much worse.”
At the hearing before the Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, Kim urged passage of the No Hate Bill and the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act. Last fall, he had spoken at a hearing on diversity.
“I’m not naive enough to think that I’m going to convince all of you to stand up for us,” Kim said. “But I am speaking to those whom humanity still matters.”
He added, “There are several moments in the country’s history that chart its course indelibly for the future. For Asian Americans, that moment is now. What happens right now and over the course of the coming months will send a message a message for generations to come as to whether we matter, whether the country we call home chooses to erase us, or include us, dismiss us, or respect us, invisible-ize us, or see us.
Because you may consider us as statistically insignificant now, but one more fact that has no alternative is that we are the fastest growing racial demographic in the country. We are 23 million strong. We are united, and we are waking up.”