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/18.104.22.168/a1w.90d.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/210312-Stop-AAPI-Hate-National-Report-.pdf
Recent attacks on Asian Americans include:
How to Support and be an Ally for The Asian Community
- 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.
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.
Have conversations and inform yourself and others on racism and why it is a major problem in our society.
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.
Support nonprofits and organizations that work to help fund programs and initiatives that give a voice and advocate for the Asian community.
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
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) has come up with tips on several ways our community can get involved and empower Asian American and Pacific Islanders. In the video below, you will find a base level introduction into finding out different ways on supporting the AAPI community and address the violence against Asian Americans. This video is by no means an exhaustive and complete list of everything you can do to support the Asian American community. Watch the video here.
Other ways you can help:
- Report incidents of hate to Asian Americans Advancing Justice's Stand Against Hated reporting system here.
- OCA's National Hate Incident Reporting Form can be found here.
- For a list of legal resources, national Asian Pacific American advocacy groups, hate crime statistics, and more, visit the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's website for their list of Hate Crime Resources
- For an extensive list of various historical materials, Asian American press guidelines, bystander trainings, brief overview of anti-Asian policies and much more, download this Asian American Day of Action toolkit and see how you can help the Asian American community and spread the word.
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