‘It’s a shared trauma,’ Atlanta-area Asian Americans react to deadly shootings at spas | USA TODAY

'It's a shared trauma,' Atlanta-area Asian Americans react to deadly shootings at spas | USA TODAY 1


Atlanta-area Asian Americans share their thoughts on the killings at area spas.

Atlanta-area Asian Americans share their thoughts on shootings at three local spas that left eight dead, six of whom were Asian women.

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44 Comments on "‘It’s a shared trauma,’ Atlanta-area Asian Americans react to deadly shootings at spas | USA TODAY"

  1. Robert Hamilton | March 18, 2021 at 11:29 AM | Reply

    there is no excuse, no reason for this to have happened. i am very sorry for the tragic loss of those people.

    • Lance Morrison | March 18, 2021 at 5:15 PM | Reply

      Trump is the reason!

    • So you’re saying he uncovered and stopped a crime ring of human traffickers… and he’s the bad guy?

      This dude is Denzel

    • There was a mass shooting this past weekend also, but it happened in Chicago and the shooter wasn’t white, crickets. 15 people shot, 2 died, and 4 guns recovered.

    • @Tim B
      Most likely Gangster’s Disciples. Last year there were over 700 homicides with over half connected to that one particular, race based, gang.

    • Lance Morrison | March 19, 2021 at 3:49 PM | Reply

      @Tim B what to say! So sad that you’re so right!

  2. At least they caught him. No happy endings in prison

    • @EclecticOne destroy the family unit , destroy the middle class , destroy the constitution , destroy the dollar & capitalism !
      Here comes the NWO , the digital dollar & the enslavement of the entire world……..

    • @Colorest Vandiver I’m a little disappointed that you haven’t responded yet. I hope you do so we can finish our conversation. By the way , thank you for conversing with me without using derogatory language & insults. It’s nice to be able to talk with someone without disrespecting them. ✌

    • Emery Kennedy | March 19, 2021 at 7:55 AM | Reply

      @vzhoj H The Bible says God chosen people would be demonized and murdered not white Japheths. Zechariah 11:5
      5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the Lord; Psalms 64:4…4That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?

    • @Emery Kennedy What in tarnation does all that mean? Are you sure that you’re interpreting what was written correctly? I mean no disrespect , I’m only speaking my thoughts & to me it seems like someone could easily interpret what’s written to fit whatever narrative they want?

    • @paul dayton This isn’t the world’s first rodeo with that agenda. It never ends as anarchists, tyrants, and oppressors hope it will, just their demise.

  3. Michele Otero | March 18, 2021 at 11:42 AM | Reply

    Even if they were selling but he did not have to kill them

    • MelloAngelWolf | March 18, 2021 at 2:45 PM | Reply

      @Chuck Collins Im saying you dont just walk into the building and see a man getting fucked on the counter in front of you. Although that is sexy. Usually these dealings are shady or are off location.

  4. When every card in your hand is the Race Card, this is what you get from leftist media …

    • Well its gonna happen every month s get used to it. The false flags, active shooter drills and mass killings are the only way Democrats can distract attention away from their incompetence and treason.

  5. When inbred gone wrong, RIP to those innocent loving people.

  6. Heather in Kansas | March 18, 2021 at 12:04 PM | Reply

    So, by this (colonization) logic, the 1991 Waddell Buddhist Temple Shooting was an act of racism and not a B&E??

  7. so, basically, what has to happen is every sect, every race, every group, will have to have their sacrifice in order for us to complete this go around. The media is culpable in this rhetoric. With that said, it is sad that there were people killed and traumatized by this one person’s actions.

  8. Stalin just a Fellow russian comrade | March 18, 2021 at 12:07 PM | Reply

    2 white people died and a mexcian hate crime on asians yes sure

  9. windowclean100 | March 18, 2021 at 12:23 PM | Reply

    When stereotypes put a target on your back

  10. As seen throughout these comments, racist yt trolls always have an excuse or conspiracy theory when one of their own goes on a violent racially motivated crime spree

    It’s the same playbook since the beginning of this country smh

  11. 1:24 you mind telling us WHY there is an “obvious connection”,,,,,,,,,,,, don’t worry, we’ll wait for you to consult your string-pullers.

  12. and yet this is why I never go outside.

  13. Evans McKinney | March 18, 2021 at 12:41 PM | Reply

    News media salivates whenever a) there’s any racial angle at all, b) the perp is white, c) it’s in the south, and d) a good story can be made from a paltry truth. Honestly, you’d think there were no crimes at all in Chicago or New York if you just go by national news

  14. “had a bad day” give me a break

  15. When it comes out that these places were indeed giving out happy endings, the race baiting is going to backfire on those who tried so hard to link this to all Asians. They’re inadvertently going to link Asians to sex work as a cultural norm….

    • Ooor, stay with me, folks will still be upset about 6 asians gunned down..

    • No doubt the killer is an evil piece of crap. The officials know or have an idea of what goes on in some of those businesses. It’s going to be interesting to watch and see how they try to get around putting out the truth after they investigate the businesses. They want the narrative to be a racist hate crime, so they can circle it back to Trump, unfortunately for them, it seems that it was a sex crime.

  16. Why do we consider anyone in our race as our “community” lol.

  17. It is absolutely deplorable to see people hijack any tragedy, like this, to champion their own self-serving agenda. Watching the woke/cancel culture crowd latch onto this tragedy confirms their sociopathic nature.

    These victims and their families deserve sympathy and compassion, not the flock of political vultures we see circling around them.

    • Chris Granado | March 18, 2021 at 5:15 PM | Reply

      Your angry at the media but not the racist murderer?

    • @Chris Granado I’m opposed to the crass bullshit from the media, misguided woke/cancel culture ideologues, AND the crimes committed by this murderer.

      By the way, racist murderers don’t kill those who share their ethnicity. This criminal is definitely a murderer, but your racist accusation is unfounded. He did not single out Asian victims as the media, Asian community advocates, and woke/cancel culture crowd deceitfully claim. There were white victims too.

      It is absolutely revolting to witness mainstream media stoking racial discord in order to garner ratings. It is equally deplorable to see some in the Asian and woke/cancel culture communities using this tragedy to champion their own self interests. None of these people actually give a crap about the victims or they wouldn’t be turning the spotlight to themselves at these victim’s and their families’ great expense.

  18. You don’t need asian speakers to explain a tragic event. Your not helping at all

  19. Sad. I hope someday mankind can extend his hand in acceptance and friendship of one another, despite his/her difference.

  20. Nathan Hyeon Park | March 18, 2021 at 5:05 PM | Reply

    The irony of the shooter, he driving a Hyundai.

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