Gotham Gazette

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Jo-Ann Yoo

Jo-Ann Yoo

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    Asian-American New Yorkers at a vigil (photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

    The shootings in Atlanta that took eight lives, destroyed eight futures, devastated and forever changed eight families, were at once heartbreaking, enraging, and if we are honest, predictable.

    The violent deaths of eight people, including six Asian immigrant workers, was the result of a yearlong escalation of hatred and attacks on the Asian-American community, one which has accelerated in recent weeks but has been a constant presence, including here in our own city