OSHKOSH – On Thursday evening, President Biden, in a primetime address, condemned the uptick in violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement:
“I echo President Biden’s call to end the violence and hate rhetoric against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. As President Biden said in his speech last night, it is wrong, it is un-American, and it must stop.
“We must all condemn the racism and xenophobia that has long existed against the AAPI community, and which has increased since the start of the pandemic. Wisconsin’s AAPI communities and individuals are essential to the fabric of our state and nation’s history, and we have become more enriched because of their contributions.
“I urge all Wisconsinites to come together to put a stop to this abhorrent, racist, and xenophobic rhetoric and to show all AAPI Wisconsinites they are valued and they are important here in Wisconsin. Hate has no home in our state.”