Are Hate Crime Laws Really the Answer to Anti-Asian Violence?
The New York Times - 03/24/2021
“Hate crime laws have important symbolic meaning,” Jack Levin, an expert on hate crimes at Northeastern University, told Vox. “They send a message to two groups: They send it to the perpetrator, informing him that our community will not tolerate his intolerance. And then at the same time, they send a message to potential victims that they are welcome in our community.”