The murder of Yona Lee, who was killed in her home while working to fight hate crimes, has outraged the Asian community

2022-05-10 0 By

Christina Yuna Lee, a Korean-american woman, was stabbed to death by a gang at her home in New York’s Chinatown on Wednesday.The atrocity on their doorstep has horrified and outraged many Asian women.Even more poignant was the fact that She had dedicated her life to fighting hate crimes against Asians.A rally was held in New York’s Chinatown on Thursday to protest the killing of Lee Yu-na.Crimes against Asians have increased since the COVID-19 outbreak, the New York Post reported.While Ms. Lee’s case has not been labeled a hate crime by the authorities, it has heightened concerns in New York’s Asian community.Ms. Lee, 35, a senior creative producer at Splice, a digital music platform, struggled to combat hate against Asians and rally others in support of the Asian community, according to Kenneth Takanami, a colleague of Ms. Lee’s.In an effort to combat racism and cultural Appropriation, Ms Lee formed the Art Appropriation Council to address the issue of “Asian Appropriation” in the music industry.However, at around 4:30 am on The 13th, After returning home in a taxi, Lee was followed into her home by Assamad Nash, 25, an African homeless man.In the end, Li Yona was stabbed by Nash more than 40 times, killed in the home.The case has sparked a strong reaction from the Asian community.Earlier Monday, a group of Asians gathered near Sara D.Roosevelt Park to mourn Lee’s death and call attention to the increase in violence, the Washington Post reported.Yuh-line Niou, 38, a New York state assemblyman, also spoke out on the issue.Some of her employees and friends know Ms. Li because she is a well-known figure in the community, she said.”Why is this case so distressing?Because it happened so close to home.Many in the community feel the same way.A lot of people told me they were scared.They are also scared for their sisters, grandparents and daughters.”Niu, meanwhile, believes the case must prompt the city government to act.She says the Asian community needs more funding, especially for mental health services.She stressed that the city needs to do a better job of addressing homelessness.She added that the Asian community cannot do it alone.”Why is everyone always asking us, the Asian community, to find a solution?We need everyone’s help — it’s not our fault.”Niu’s feelings have resonated with many women.They want the world to realize that even college-educated, working women can be targets of violence because of their age, gender and race.Alice Wong, 37, was born and raised in Chinatown and now works at a nonprofit near Lower Manhattan.She has been advocating for the asian-Pacific American community for more than 15 years.She was also “heartbroken and angry” about the Case.Lee Yoo-na took a taxi home for safety.She did what she had to do, but she was brutally murdered.My community is still trying to learn from each attack.”Alice wants people to continue to care about what happens in the Asian community, and not “stop caring after a while.”Marilla Li, 33, the deputy director of community services for the Chinese-American Planning Council in Queens, said she hoped her advocacy work would spur structural change,Prevent people who may be mentally ill or homeless from attacking people of Asian appearance.”I really need some time to process this because I’m really, really sad,” she added.(after)