Senate OKs bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans

WASHINGTON — The Senate on April 22 overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a bipartisan denunciation of such violence during the coronavirus pandemic and a modest step toward legislating in a chamber where most of President Joe Biden’s agenda has stalled. The […]

TV’s ‘New Amsterdam’ tackles Asian hate

Over the past year and especially during the last couple of months, videos on various social media platforms have showed Asian people being brutally attacked on a daily basis. Incidents like this have become all too familiar: “When COVID was at its worst, a man stopped me in the street, he grabbed my arm, and […]

Police unresponsive, say Asian American victims of hate crimes

On Feb. 25 evening, a man scaled the wall of the 117-year-old Higashi Honganji Buddist Temple temple in Los Angeles County’s ‘Little Tokyo’ neighborhood and set fire to two wooden lanterns at the entrance to the temple, then knocked two metal lanterns off their stands, and finally threw a rock that shattered a plate glass […]

Ethnic communities unite to combat anti-Asian violence

In the midst of an epidemic of brutal attacks hate crimes against Asian Americans, ethnic communities are coming together to attack the virus of racism. A family celebrating a birthday at a restaurant is yelled at with racist remarks by a tech executive: “F–k you Asians. Trump is going to F–k you … f–king Asian […]

State funds approved to help remedy rise in violence against Asian Americans

Following an uptick in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans throughout the Bay Area, the California Legislature on Feb. 22 approved $1.4 million in funding to go toward tracking cases in an effort to ultimately stop them. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic nearly a year ago, an uptick in racist and xenophobic attacks against […]

S.F.: New police unit will support crime victims, track hate crimes

A new unit with the San Francisco Police Department will focus on improving trust between residents and officers, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Oct. 23. The new Community Liaisons Unit will be made up of five dedicated officers from the department’s Community Engagement Division who will work with residents by supporting victims of crime […]

Hate is here to stay

President Donald Trump and his xenophobic agenda may be voted out of office Nov. 3, but a panel of civil rights advocates predicts that bias-related crimes and incidents will continue to be on the rise. Asian Americans have experienced the biggest increase in bias-related incidents, but the President’s implicit “permission to hate” has impacted all […]

Asians continue to suffer racist hate incidents during the pandemic

About half a year since the coronavirus pandemic has turned life upside down for Americans, a disturbing trend for hate directed against Asians remains a concern. Launched in mid-March, Stop AAPI Hate, an initiative by Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action and San Francisco State University’s Asian American Studies Department, is […]

Website to document anti-Asian hate crimes in wake of Covid-19

On a busy San Francisco street in the broad light of day, Yuanyuan Zhu was harassed and spit on by a stranger simply for being Asian in the midst of a global pandemic caused by what the president of the United States calls the “Chinese virus.” Zhu had just been dropped off near the corner […]

Suspect in Sunnyvale car attack charged with hate crimes

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — A man accused of attempted murder after driving into a group of eight people in Sunnyvale last month was charged with hate crimes enhancements in Santa Clara County Superior Court on May 30. Isaiah Peoples, 34, allegedly targeted three people at an El Camino Real crosswalk on April 23 because he perceived […]

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