This past year has been filled with instances of xenophobia, race-based attacks, and hate crimes. Multiple accounts of Asian American and Pacific Islander hate have been reported in the last year.
According to STOP AAPI HATE’s national report, nearly 3,800 accounts of hate incidents have been received by the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center from March 19, 2020, to February 28, 2021. However, this is only a fraction of the number of hate incidents that have occurred. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders receive verbal harassment (68.1% of hate incidents), shunning (20.5%), physical assault (11.1%), civil rights violations (8.5%), and online harassment (6.8%.) Most of these discriminations take place in business, public streets, and parks.
Stop AAPI Hate also reported a statistic that Chinese are the largest ethnic group discriminated against (42.2% of hate incidents), Koreans (14.8%), Vietnamese (8.5%), and Filipinos (7.9%.) Women have also reported twice as many anti-Asian and anti-Pacific Islander hate incidents as men.
Many anti-hate organizations are fighting for AAPI justices. Organizations like Filipinos4Justice have youth leadership development, worker support, community organizing, peaceful protests, etc.
Another anti-hate organization, Stop AAPI Hate, provides the latest news on Asian violence and the
latest data collected on the subject. On the site, you can also report hate incidents.
If you or someone you know is attacked or witnesses an attack, report the crime to your local police. Then report the crime again to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI.) You can do this by submitting a tip to the FBI online. Or by calling your local FBI field office. If in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 to get fast help.