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Tri-Valley residents, officials condemn violence against Asian Americans

Original post made on Mar 24, 2021

Tri-Valley residents and officials alike are publicly condemning rising occurrences of anti-Asian violence seen in the U.S., issuing statements and holding rallies in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

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Posted by k
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 24, 2021 at 9:34 am

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This is why we left CA and Pleasanton! Our white, blonde, blue eyed boy was being BULLIED because he was a GATE kiddo and HIS race!!!!! Why do we need to single out races at ALL? We are all humans!!!!

We literally moved as far from CA as we could!! So grateful and blessed we did!!!!!!!!!


Posted by Tina
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Mar 24, 2021 at 10:37 am

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Question - if you hate California and specifically Pleasanton so much, why are you writing on and still following The Pleasanton Weekly page? I’m sorry your son had a bullying problem, that is never okay. Hate is not always about race - no one ever said it was, but we all need to stand United against it.


Posted by Rodger
a resident of another community
on Mar 24, 2021 at 11:51 am

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Why aren't you protesting where the hate is in San Fransisco !?


Posted by Monday
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Mar 24, 2021 at 6:27 pm

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There were already events in SF and Oakland. In the Tri-Valley, a co-worker of mine received racist derogatory remarks, while minding her own business shopping with her toddler at Costco. My other friend received a comment, "go back to where you came from," at a Tri-Valley Safeway, so I think it's good to have such events in the Tri-Valley.


Posted by Ashley
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 24, 2021 at 10:28 pm

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Hi, it's me! The girl in the picture! (Far right, with the dyed hair.) Gotta say, I'm a little disheartened by these comments. First of all, reverse racism isn't real, so jot that down lol!! I'm sorry your son was bullied, you know what didn't happen to him? He wasn't killed for simply existing due to a centuries long fetishization and systemic dehumanization of his race, so y'know, maybe have a bit of perspective. Yes, we're all human, but all lives can't matter until Black, Asian, Latinx, and Native lives matter. Period.

I'm biracial Chinese American and I am using my voice to stand against this egregious mass murder, and in solidarity with the millions of Asian Americans who are hurting and living in fear. San Francisco has plenty of rallies, but change starts small, and there is clearly plenty of work to be done right here in Pleasanton.


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 25, 2021 at 4:58 am

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"He wasn't killed for simply existing due to a centuries long fetishization and systemic dehumanization of his race, so y'know, maybe have a bit of perspective."


Time for you to do the same. Sorry, but not everyone goes around killing people just because of their race. The mass murderer was responsible for his actions. What is your explanation for Black on Black crime?


Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 25, 2021 at 8:44 am

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@MichaelB,

"Sorry, but not everyone goes around killing people just because of their race. "

She obviously isn't saying that, so that is a strawman argument. She is standing up for the people who are targeted because of their race, specifically minorities in this country.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 25, 2021 at 8:55 am

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Ashley,
We agree, reverse racism isn't real; racism is racism regardless of what race the actions are being targeted against. Creating an alternate racism, reverse racism, to your point, creates the ability to differentiate one bad act from another and apply a different sensitivity or "wrongness" to one vs the other. This shouldn't be allowed. Racism is wrong, we all agree.

I do think its important to also highlight when a particular group is experiencing a higher level of violence/bigotry/etc vs a "standard" period. I just hate that these protests think that people have to elevate their specific race/cause/etc as though the general public doesn't agree that the negative action is wrong, or their aren't existing laws to apply. There are. So, yes, the focus on an increased level of violence is important, but lets not call for more race specific regulation on top of existing. Lets enforce the existing equitably.


Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 25, 2021 at 9:23 am

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"She obviously isn't saying that, so that is a strawman argument. She is standing up for the people who are targeted because of their race, specifically minorities in this country."


No, it is not a "straw man" argument.

The reason for the Atlanta massacre was not because of "existing due to a centuries long fetishization and systemic dehumanization of race". This is not showing any "perspective" at all (that she argued others needed to have). The overwhelming number of people in our nation do not condone this behavior against members of any race - and do not practice violence.


Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 28, 2021 at 5:28 pm

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If you have to place a ‘color’ ( or anything else) in front of ‘lives matter,’ perhaps your the racist. Just a thought.


Posted by Monday
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Mar 28, 2021 at 6:44 pm

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Yes, all lives matter. The issue is that certain groups of people have been forgotten/mistreated, due to their race/gender/religion, etc. During the past year, it's been black lives due to the violent death of G. Floyd; and AAPI due to the killing and maiming of Asian Americans (primarily elders and women). Social awareness is important to everyone.

During the 1970s, Ethic Studies were introduced in SF State so that students would be well-informed of the history of other cultures.


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