Remembering the Atlanta Spa Shootings

Louisville Political Review

Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, Daoyou Feng, 44, Xiaojie Tan, 49, Hyun Jung Grant, 51, Paul Andre Michels, 54, Yong Ae Yue, 63, Suncha Kim, 69, and Soon Chung Park, 74 all lost their lives from the Atlanta Spa shootings. This article will commemorate the lives that were tragically taken last year and reach talks of gun restriction amidst the trend of mass shootings in the United States.

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On March 16, 2021, the United States experienced yet another hate crime incited by a white man, Robert Aaron Long. Six of the eight victims above were Asian women.

This shooting was not an isolated incident. It was not a mere coincidence that the victims of this attack were Asian. This attack was a part of a series of anti-Asian and Pacific Islander shootings and hate crimes. There were two shootings, both of which took place in the Atlanta area and on…

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Published by Daniel Ngongo

Daniel Ngongo is a student at the University of Louisville double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with a track in Law and Public Policy and Social Sciences. Areas of interest for Daniel are jurisprudence, human rights, climate change, political theory, and metaphysics.

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