New US President Joe Biden signed a memorandum on the 26th condemning racial discrimination and xenophobic behavior against Asian Pacific Americans during the outbreak of new coronal pneumonia (covid-19) and banning the federal government from using the term “Chinese virus” to avoid racial discrimination, all media reported.
According to ABC News website on January 27, Biden signed a memorandum on January 26 to guide federal agencies to combat xenophobic feelings against the Asian Pacific community. During the new crown epidemic, hate crimes and harassment incidents in the United States increased.
Biden said in a speech at the White House that he would instruct federal agencies to combat xenophobic sentiment, especially against Asian Pacific Americans. During the epidemic period, such sentiment rose rapidly. “This is unacceptable, and it is not the United States,” the report said
“I have asked the Department of justice to strengthen its partnership with the Asian Pacific Community in order to prevent such hate crimes. I have also asked the Department of health and human services to come up with best practices in combating xenophobic psychology during the national anti epidemic period,” he said
In addition to the guidance of the U.S. Department of justice, the memorandum also ordered federal agencies to investigate whether there were discriminatory remarks such as “China virus” in any existing policies or federal websites released by the former government.