코리 존슨(Corey Johnson) 뉴욕시 의장은 3.5(목) 드블라지오 뉴욕시장의 기자회견 과정에서 다음과 같이 코로나 19 확산에 따른 아시아계 또는 유대계를 겨냥한 인종차별 내지 혐오감 조장을 강력히 규탄하고, 이를 결코 용납하지 않을 것임을 천명한바 있습니다.
“We have been seeing anti-asian bias incidents happen throughout the city. We have been seeing antisemitism directed at Orthodox New Yorkers. It is unacceptable. It is not based on science or by fact. We will not tolerate it here in New York City. We will be guided by public health professionals, by the mayor and his team, by the governor and their teams. That is what we will do. We will not put up with people discriminating against New Yorkers based off of prejudicial, incorrect information. And it is important that we continue to say that over and over again. We are better than that. We are the greatest city in the world. And it is time for us to show it, in the midst of this crisis we are going through. 99% of New Yorkers have been showing that. But for the 1 % of New Yorkers that are behaving this way, stop it! It’s unacceptable. We won’t put up with it. It is not the way to get through this crisis.”
이와 관련 동포 여러분들께서는 코로나 19 관련 차별적 대우를 받은 경우 뉴욕시 인권위원회(Commission on Human Rights) 311로 신고하시기 바랍니다. 대한민국 국적자의 경우는 311 신고와 함께 총영사관 646-674-6000)에도 알려주시기 바랍니다.