China Mac, a rapper of Chinese descent, has released a video on his YouTube channel where he vows to hold Charleston White accountable for his anti-Asian hate speech. White, who is a controversial social media personality, has been making headlines for his inflammatory remarks about various groups, including Asians, Black people, and hip hop legends.
In his video, China Mac says that he was alerted by his fans about White’s comments about the Asian community, where he called for Chinese stores to be robbed and the people to be raped and murdered. China Mac says that he watched some of White’s videos and was disgusted by his rhetoric. He says that White is a “clown” who has a lot of “foul things to say about his people”. He also called out DJ Akademiks, who he feels is possibly cosigning White by doing a show with him.
China Mac says that he is not trying to start a war between Asians and Black people. He made it clear that he knows Charleston White does not speak for all black people, so he doesn’t want this to be taken as him trying to start a racial battle. All China Mac wants to do is make sure that White faces consequences for spewing dangerous rhetoric against Asian people in such a brazen manner. He plans to confront Charleston White at Gramercy Theatre on April 30 when he has comedy show scheduled with DJ Akademiks.
Stats Show Asian Hate Crimes Have Increased In Recent Years
Charleston White’s racist rant against Asians is very dangerous considering the uptick of Asian-hate crimes in recent years. The FBI’s hate crime data shows that anti-Asian hate crimes declined in the late 1990s, and started to climb again over the past few years. In 2019, there were 7,314 hate crime incidents overall, according to the FBI, including 158 that were against people of Asian descent.
A study by Stop AAPI Hate, a national coalition that tracks incidents of discrimination and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, found that between March 2020 and March 2022, more than 11,400 hate incidents against Asian Americans have been reported across the United States. These incidents include verbal harassment, physical assault, civil rights violations, and online harassment.
The report also noted that women reported hate incidents 2.4 times more than men. The surge in anti-Asian hate crimes has been attributed to several factors, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, which some people have blamed on China or people of Chinese origin, the rise of white supremacy and nationalism, and the lack of awareness and education about Asian American history and diversity. People spewing the type of rhetoric Charleston White did only make this growing problem worse.