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PBS Film Spotlights Rise in Hate, Violence Towards AAPI

“One Day in March” debuts nationwide in May on PBS. 

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PBS will be airing a documentary that will focus on the rise in hate and violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

“One Day in March” tracks the aftermath of the 2021 mass shooting in Atlanta where a 21-year-old white man killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, at three separate spa sites.

“The tragedy of the Atlanta shootings and the events of the past two years has compelled a deep reflection within the community about our place in the American polity,” Directed by Titi Yu said in a statement

It has galvanized the Asian American community to speak up and speak out.”

The one-hour film also highlights how anger felt following this attack, and others have turned into action and activism. Furthermore, the documentary is part of a public media reporting endeavor, “Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism, and Extremism,” examining hate crimes in America and internationally.

“We watched in horror and shock as vicious attacks on Asian Americans were caught on camera, and we saw how this violence escalated to the killing of six women of Asian descent in the Atlanta shooting,” said Gina Kim, executive producer of “One Day in March.” 

“With this documentary, we hope to examine this troubling escalation of racism against the AAPI community, pay respect to the lives lost and impacted by the violence, and champion those coming together to fight against the hate.”

One Day in March debuts nationwide in May on PBS. 

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Joe Scarborough: “They Should Go After Weapons of War”

Scarborough slammed Republicans and Fox News over the “bulls–t” disputes they raise whenever there is a mass shooting. 

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“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough slammed Republicans and Fox News over the “bulls–t” disputes they raise whenever there is a mass shooting. 

The massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, was the latest school shooting in the United States. 21 people died on Tuesday, including 19 children and two teachers. 

Scarborough told co-host Willie Geist that pro-gun arguments that come after mass shootings reminded him of conspiracy theories in one animated commentary.

“It’s always Whac-A-Mole. You know, they say, ‘well, what about this conspiracy theory?’ You disprove it after spending days. ‘Okay, well, what about this?’ And it’s always Whac-A-Mole,” Scarborough said, per Mediaite.

“It’s always Whac-A-Mole! It’s always bulls–t! They always play the game. So they never have to talk about the children who are murdered, about all the deaths. One mass shooting after another mass shooting after another mass shooting.”

Scarborough added that it’s time to go after weapons of war and weapons that police cannot stop when a mass shooting occurs. 

“Going after weapons of war. They should go after weapons of war. They should go after weapons that police officers can’t stop. That police officers … and body armor?” Scarborough said. 

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Ainsley Earhardt: “I Don’t Know How to Fix This”

“I don’t know how to fix this. But I do know you love your neighbor as yourself,” Earhardt said. 

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“FOX & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt became emotional when she was talking about the state of the country in the aftermath of the Texas mass school shooting that left 19 children dead. 

In a transcript obtained by Barrett News Media, Earhardt said she longs for a day when the country can return to its post 9/11 state where people seemed to care for one another. 

“I don’t know how to fix this. But I do know you love your neighbor as yourself,” Earhardt said. “That’s what the bible instructs us to do. It doesn’t say “love your neighbor if he or she is a Democrat or a Republican.”

According to Fox News, law enforcement officials said Salvador Ramos acted alone and was killed by a Border Patrol agent who rushed into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, without waiting for backup.

“Parents, take your children to church. I don’t know what’s going on in these individuals’ hearts, but they have a void,” said Earhardt.

“They have a hole in their heart, and they are evil and they are unhappy. Help them to get help. And I know it’s not always the parents’ fault because the parents are trying in many cases and when there’s mental illness involved, sometimes you’re at your wit’s end and there’s not much more you can do. But I don’t know what the solution is.” 

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Sara Haines: “We Must Fight for Red Flag Laws”

Haines said that it was difficult for her to process the level of grief that she was feeling at the time. She said the nation needs to red-flag laws.

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The Texas school massacre that left 19 children dead has left a nation divided over gun control and how politics play a role in the perceived loopholes that allow people to own certain weapons.

On Wednesday’s “The View” co-host Sara Haines shared a conversation that she had with her husband immediately following the deadly attacks. Haines said that it was difficult for her to process the level of grief that she was feeling at the time. She said the nation needs to red-flag laws. The following conversation was published via Mediate.

“We must fight for red flag laws in every state because right now the people that protect guns are protecting it can limit,” said Haines. “Can’t we all agree that people that have a problem and can threaten people should not have a weapon for a period of time?”

Goldberg criticized Gov. Abbott for signing a number of bills that she claims, “made it easier for mass shooters to buy, carry, and own guns in his state.”

 “Let’s apply his abortion laws to guns by deputizing citizens to sue anyone involved in gun violence. So, you sold an AR-15 at the gun show? See you in court. Does your neighbor have too big an arsenal?” Goldberg continued. “Call the cops.”

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