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‘Racism is real in America’: Harris after Atlanta shootings

US Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the increasing level of hate crimes against Asian Americans in the US after eight people were killed in shootings near Atlanta, Georgia. Six of the victims were of Asian descent, exacerbating concerns about a surge in violence targeting the community during the pandemic.

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