‘Late Night’ writer Karen Chee gives powerful speech on the Atlanta shootings
This week, shootings in Atlanta, U.S., killed eight people, six of whom were identified as Asian women, four of whom were of Korean descent.
Karen Chee, a writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, delivered a powerful monologue on the media and police’s refusal to use the appropriate language to describe this act of domestic terrorism.
“Most outlets have failed to call it what it is: a hate crime. Because it is a hate crime,” said Chee. “The shooter — a racist, a misogynist, and a coward — specifically targeted working class Asian women. He went after people in one of the most vulnerable intersections of our community.” Read more…