Cross-racial solidarity against racist violence: The legacy of Vincent Chin

Forty years ago, on the eve of his wedding, a young Chinese American named Vincent Chin was fatally beaten with a baseball bat on the streets of Detroit by two white men shouting anti-Asian slurs. The miscarriage of justice that followed – neither assailant served a day in jail for the crime – marked the […]

Cupertino: Man charged with hate crimes for attack on phone store employee

CUPERTINO, Calif. — A 61-year-old man is facing hate crime charges after he allegedly attacked a phone store employee in Cupertino while yelling racial epithets, Santa Clara County prosecutors said June 3. Clifford Stewart was set for arraignment June 3 on charges of assault, vandalism, threatening a police officer and the hate crimes for the […]

BTS visits White House to discuss combating hate crime surge

WASHINGTON — K-Pop sensation BTS visited the White House on May 31 to talk with President Joe Biden about combating the rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans — bringing superstar sizzle to an otherwise sad and scary topic. Band members J-Hope, RM, Suga, Jungkook, V, Jin and Jimin joined White House press secretary Karine […]

Asian American women reflect on how to move beyond hate attacks

Asian American women are experiencing a fresh wave of violent, hate-related attacks. According to the Web portal Stop AAPI Hate, since March 2020, there have been over 10,000 attacks, 16% of which have been physically violent. Elders were the targets in the majority of incidents.  A poll commissioned by The National Asian Pacific American Women’s […]

California state lawmakers introduce two bills to combat anti-Asian hate crime

California lawmakers introduced two bills in the state Legislature Feb. 17 aimed at combating the surge of hate crimes targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The Web portal Stop AAPI Hate, which allows victims of hate crime to self report incidents in one of several Asian languages, has logged over 9,000 reports since March 2020. […]

American of Japanese descent advances racial equity from White House

WASHINGTON — Erika Moritsugu, 49, is among the many Asian Americans in the United States who have experienced hate crimes since the coronavirus pandemic began two years ago. She was waiting at a bus stop with her son after school when a man screamed threatening racist abuse and spat at her. Since the incident in […]

Asian Americans mark Lunar New Year amid ongoing hate crimes

For two years now, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the country have endured racist verbal, physical and sometimes deadly attacks fueled by the coronavirus pandemic. With the start of the Lunar New Year, many are looking forward to carrying out family traditions and joining in community celebrations throughout February. These include family dinners and […]

S.F. reports big increase in anti-Asian hate crimes

SAN FRANCISCO — The mayor of San Francisco expressed despair over the increase in reported hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders last year, up an astonishing 567% from the previous year, according to preliminary figures released by the police department on Jan. 25. Mayor London Breed pledged continued support for the community, saying […]

S.J.: Attorney General Rob Bonta joins San Jose leaders to discuss and combat rising level of hate crimes

General Attorney Rob Bonta made a stop in San Jose on Nov. 10 as part of his tour through the state’s 13 largest cities to better understand and combat California’s growing number of hate crimes.  From 2019 to 2020, hate crimes across the state increased by 31 percent and in San Jose they grew by […]

S.F.: Man arrested for series of hate crimes, robberies against Asian females

San Francisco Police officers arrested a man linked to seven robberies and hate crimes against Asian women, police announced Oct. 5. Over the course of six months, 20-year-old O’Sean Garcia allegedly targeted Asian women in the city’s Bayview and Ingleside neighborhoods. In the latest incident, reported on September 21, Garcia and another suspect allegedly took […]

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