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LETTER: Asian hate crimes, Congress and higher education

Victor Joecks’ April 28 column claimed that opposition by Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen to a Republican amendment to the Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill was tantamount to supporting discrimination in higher education. However, the bill passed the Senate on a resounding bipartisan vote of 94-1, which was preceded by a Republican-Democratic compromise on the bill’s language.