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Anti-Asian/Asian American Racism: A Resource Guide: COVID-19 Pandemic

A brief history of anti-Asian racism in America

What makes a hate crime -- from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Click on the white triangle in the image below to watch "A brief history of anti-Asian racism in America" created by Washington Post.

Anti Asian Racism During the Panamic


A YouTube documentary series exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.

AAPI Hate Crime Report Center;-- click on this link to report a hate incident,

Anti-Asian Americans News

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Hate Reporting Center

Pro Bono Legal Services to Victims of Anti-Asian Hate

The Alliance for Asian American Justice will coordinate and drive law firm pro bono resources on behalf of victims to assist and support them in obtaining legal remedies. This can include providing victims with counsel to bring lawsuits to seek compensatory and other civil remedies or working with law enforcement to ensure that perpetrators are held accountable, where appropriate. We will also identify additional resources, when relevant, that will help victims navigate this challenging time, including specialized legal services, social services, and other community support.

If you have a complaint, you should reach out to the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund at StopTheHate@aaldef.org, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), or National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

If you have general questions about The Alliance, please email:

Contact@AllianceAAJustice.org

In the News

        

       March by hundreds of Chinatown residents, San Francisco

Hundreds of Chinatown residents along with local and state officials take to the streets protest against racism against the Chinese community during a march down Grant Avenue from Chinatown's Portsmouth Square to Union Square in San Francisco. Feb, 29, 2020.

Photo: Getty

 

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Civil Rights Organizations on the Coronavirus: “Not a Green Light to Target Asian Americans and Asian immigrants with Racism and Hate”

On February 07, 2020, the The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) issued a statement regarding racism and COVID-19, which reads:

"While the coronavirus represents a legitimate public health concern, it is not a green light to target Asian Americans and Asian immigrants with racism and hate. We are concerned with the growing xenophobic rhetoric that harkens back to the dehumanizing, anti-Asian trope of the “yellow peril,” that was used during the 19th century.  We have consistently stood against efforts to cast our community as “perpetual foreigners,” and sadly, we find ourselves having to do so again.

We call on news outlets and social media platforms to do more to curb racist and inaccurate content in addition to removing misinformation on the coronavirus alone.

National Director, Gregg Orton added: “Many Asian Americans are just as concerned as everyone else about the coronavirus--even more so considering how in some cases, our extended families could be impacted. But to let someone’s health status be a measure of how American they are is absurd. Mass hysteria will not help, and neither will bigotry. Be better than that.”

More details can be found at: NCAPA Statement on Coronavirus Racism