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美國新冠疫情日記 09/02

美國新冠疫情日記 09/02

Now Is The Time To Act 

A letter was sent it to an Irving, Texas, resident in which the writer threatens to “shoot mercilessly “ immigrants of Chinese and Indians who work in the IT technology field because, “they steal our jobs.” This person is openly threatening to shoot up a swimming pool area, a playground and a business.

The Irving police department is asking anyone who has received such a letter to “not to open it if possible,” so as to preserve any forensic evidence.

This disturbing letter is threatening violence and has police on alert. People in the Asian community are directly being targeted and are under threat.

As the election time is getting closer, all the politicians are starting to come into our community to ask for donations and votes, including many Asians. For the decent candidates running for public office, this is the time we need to express our opinions to these politicians and tell them what we need in our community. Actually, the truth is, many of them will never come back to us when the campaign is over. 

More than half of the Asian population came to this country in the last forty years. They came here as refugees and students or because their relatives were already here. They are very hard workers who have created small businesses and raised their next generation to become very outstanding professionals. This is a great contribution to America.

Today in America we are facing a very unstable society with so much social unrest and riots together with the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The Asian community especially is facing the biggest difficulty because some people are blaming Asian immigrants for the problems.

The presidential and congressional elections are coming soon. We as Asian voters need to make the right decision to pick our leader.


德州埃文市一名匿名之種族歧視份子昨天發出一封死亡恐嚇信, 要让華裔及印裔滾回你們的國家, 因為你們搶了美國人的飯碗,寫信人甚至揚言將在公共场所對亞裔進行無預警的射殺行動,市警局已展開調查,希望抓到寫信的罪首。

這項社群信訊震撼了達拉斯地區的亞裔社區, 也敲響了我們當前對亞裔族群歧視的警鍾。

包括總統及國會議員大選,參選的各路人馬也已經開始在亞裔社區積極活動, 不外是爭取鈔票和選票, 在德州地區也有數位亞裔角逐國會及地方民意代表。

我們要大聲疾呼,這是我們亞裔社區行動的時候了,我們必須認真評估參選人之政見和品德, 慎重考慮你的捐款和選票。

多少年來, 許多政客多半是在選舉时期才想到我們,因為我們有許多慷慨的捐款人,他們在來訪時候,好話說盡, 當選後就忘記了他們對選民之承諾。

亞裔移民到達美國後,由于他們的勤奮努力,多半都稍有成就, 中小企業當然是希望政府能鬆綁法令,少徴稅, 才能為企業營造有利之環境,更希望能有良好之治安环境。

不幸的是, 目前我們所處之社會正在遭遇前所未有之挑戰, 加上新冠疫情之肆虐, 亞裔族群投票群可以在此時此刻發揮積極作用,我們一定要團結起來,投下神聖的選票。