On Tuesday, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, and two others were killed after a 21-year-old white man opened fire at three Asian spas in Georgia. Of the eight victims, six were Asian women. Sheriffs said that they weren’t “ruling out” racism as a motivating factor in Robert Aaron Long’s series of attacks, even though they believed his primary motive was a “sex addiction” that caused him to lash out. No matter what he (or law enforcement officials, or even the U.S. president) want to call the shootings, Long targeted Asian women in an attempt to “eliminate” a “temptation,” per the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. His actions were a hate crime.
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