In light of recent events, the Asian American community is continuing calls for action that began with the surge of anti-Asian violence last year. (In response, President Biden signed an executive order condemning anti-Asian racism shortly after his inauguration.) In their social media posts, Kim and Wu pointed to the history of anti-Asian violence in the US. “The skyrocketing number of hate crimes against Asian Americans continues to grow, despite our repeated pleas for help,” they wrote. The first case involving an Asian American victim to use the Civil Rights Act, “the Vincent Chin case forced Asian Americans into the civil rights discourse,” Roland Hwang, co-founder and former president of American Citizens for Justice, previously told NBC News.