Racially-fueled attacks against Asian Americans are once again on the rise. Forty-four incidents of anti-Asian discrimination were reported in New Jersey between March 19 and August 5 last year, according to the group Stop AAPI Hate; (AAPI stands for Asian American Pacific Islander). That compares to 37 anti-Asian bias incidents in all of 2019, according to the New Jersey State Police. Senior Correspondent David Cruz reports.
Senior Correspondent David Cruz is the moderator of Chat Box and Reporters Roundtable. He's been a member of the NJ Spotlight News team since 2011 and has been covering New Jersey's biggest stories for almost 30 years. He's been a reporter and moderator of public affairs programs on television, radio and digital platforms for WBGO and WNYC radio and is the former editor in chief of the Hudson Reporter Newspaper group.