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San Antonio passes resolution declaring the term 'Chinese virus' hate speech – as Ted Cruz calls the decision 'nuts'
The term Chinese virus has been labelled hate speech by San Antonio's city council. Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who put forward the now-passed resolution, blamed the use of the terms Chinese virus and Kung Fu virus for a rise in hate speech during the course of the coronavirus pandemic. The Texas city will now ask its citizens to 'report any such antisemitic, discriminatory or racist incidents to the proper authorities for investigation', according to San Antonio's WOAI-TV. US senator Ted Cruz blasted the decision as 'nuts'. He added that the council were acting like 'a lefty college faculty lounge'. Source