Beijing, January 27 (Xinhua) comprehensive report, 26 local time, U.S. President Biden signed a series of administrative measures around racial equality policy. He condemned racism and xenophobic sentiments, including discrimination and prejudice against Asian Americans during the new crown pandemic, “which is unacceptable.”.
Information picture: US President elect and Democrat Biden signed an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
On the same day, Biden publicly signed a number of executive orders involving housing, prison reform and Aboriginal people in the White House, including a memorandum on condemning and combating racial discrimination and xenophobic mentality against Asian Americans and people in Pacific island countries.
Biden said at the signing ceremony, “we have never really achieved the founding principle of this country, that all men are created equal and have the right to be treated equally all their lives.”
“It’s time to take action, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because if we do, all of us will benefit from it,” he added
In the executive order, Biden affirmed the contribution of Asian Pacific descent. “During the COVID-19 period and throughout history, Asian Pacific descent made our country safer. It is estimated that 2 million people of Asian and Pacific origin have played important roles in this crisis, including medical personnel, emergency personnel and others. “
Biden will ask the Department of justice to help collect more accurate data and report incidents of hatred and harassment against Asian Americans, US media reported. The advocacy group aaaj reported about 2600 self-reported hate incidents during the pandemic, ranging from verbal insults to physical violence.
On the other hand, Biden will also order the establishment of a police law enforcement Committee, which is to some extent a response to the Minnesota man Freud’s “kneeling” incident by the police.
In addition, Biden will call for improved prison conditions and empower the Department of housing and urban development to promote fair housing policies.