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ASA Living Archive: Addressing Anti-Asian, Anti-Sex Worker Violence

Friday, March 26, 2021

Dear ASA Community:

On March 16, 2021, Robert Aaron Long targeted three Atlanta-area spas and ultimately claimed the lives of eight people: Delania Ashley Yuan, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Paul Andre Michels, Hyun Jung Grant, Soon Chung Park, Suncha Kim, and Yong Ae Yue. A ninth victim—Elcias R. Hernandez-Ortiz—is presently in intensive care recovering from significant gunshot wounds. Despite Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jay Baker's repetition of the suspect's claim that the shooting was not racially motivated, while adding the galling characterization that Long was having a “really bad day," the Atlanta shootings represent—to

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