Stop Asian Hate Business Resources

STOP ASIAN HATE
Asian Americans have been targeted by racism and xenophobia related to Covid-19. Since the pandemic began, it has become more common for people to express racist views towards Asians.  

According to Stop AAPI Hate, a California-based reporting center for the AAPI community, Texas was ranked #4 in highest number of incidents with 103 cases (2.71%). About 5% of the Texas population is Asian, equaling about 1.5 million people - the fastest-growing ethnic group in the  state. Click here to read the full report - https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.69.231/a1w.90d.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/210312-Stop-AAPI-Hate-National-Report-.pdf
 
Recent attacks on Asian Americans include:

  • San Francisco, CA: March 2021, 76-year-old woman was punched in the face unprovoked on a main street.
  • Atlanta, GA: March 2021, eight people, including six Asian-American women, were killed after a spree of massage parlor shootings.
  • Oakland, CA: March 2021, a 91-year-old man, 60-year-old man, and a 55-year-old woman were violently attacked in Oakland’s Chinatown.
  • New York City: February 2021: Two Asian women were physically assaulted in two separate subway attacks. 
  • San Francisco, CA: January 2021, an 84-year-old man originally from Thailand was violently slammed into the ground, later resulting in his death.
  • Austin, TX: A local Asian-American-owned bakery, received threats and harassment after being featured in a viral Eater-Austin article.
How to Support and be an Ally for The Asian Community

Support Victims
Support victims of racism, hate crimes, but don’t speak over them. Let them know about help that is available.

Act & Speak Up
Report incidents of hate and denounce hate, even if it means calling those out within your own social circles.

Educate
Have conversations and inform yourself and others on racism and why it is a major problem in our society.

Reach Out
Reach out to your local leaders and organizations. Push them to do more and address issues affecting minorities like hate crimes.

Support Asian Businesses
Support local, Asian owned businesses. Many are struggling financially as a result of Covid-19 and discrimination.

Donate
Support nonprofits and organizations that work to help fund programs and initiatives that give a voice and advocate for the Asian community.
 
RESOURCES
What is a Hate Incident? - What is a Hate incident — (aapihatecrimes.org)
Covid-19 Related Hate Incidents - Myths vs. Facts — (aapihatecrimes.org)
To report a hate incident, click here:- For the list of Pro Bono legal Services - Pro Bono Legal Services — (aapihatecrimes.org)

To view an Action Guide on Responding to Hate Incidents - Hate Incident Community Action Guide (squarespace.com)
 
The APPI Emergency Response Network (ERN), born out of a collaboration between the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) and other non-profit groups, is a compilation of resources on health, hate incidents, small business, and more specifically for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities - AAPIERN.org - AAPI Emergency Response Network

To help combat the increase in hate crimes and support organizations in combating hate, the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil rights Law launched the Stop Hate Project. If you are an institution that was victimized by a hate incident, call 1-844-9-NO-HATE for reporting and resource purposes. Refer to Stop Hate Project | Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
 
Houston Area Hate Crime Resources
HPD Hate Crimes Information Line - 713.308.8737
Houston Police Victims Services – 713.308.0800
Anti-Defamation League – 713.627.3490
LGBT Switchboard 24-hour helpline – 713.529.3211
The Montrose Center – 713.529.0037