White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press briefing with reporters on Tuesday.
On the last day of the Asian American and Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Jean-Pierre welcomes South Korean pop phenomenon BTS as youth ambassadors to promote a message of respect and positivity.
After the briefing, BTS plans to join President Joe Biden to discuss Asian inclusion and address anti-hate crimes and intolerance.
Earlier this month, President Biden signed the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act, which aims to curb the spike in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.
The legislation would instruct the Justice Department to expedite review of hate crimes related to Covid-19, and give local law enforcement more resources to track violence.
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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a briefing with reporters — 5/31/22