A new campaign called “Stop the Blame” has been launched to monitor and combat anti-Asian political rhetoric in American politics ahead of the 2024 presidential elections.
What it’s about: The initiative, created by Stop AAPI Hate and Chinese for Affirmative Action, aims to address rising anti-Asian political language, discriminatory surveillance proposals and land ownership restrictions in various states. The campaign encourages Asian Americans and allied communities to hold politicians accountable for promoting racism through false allegations.
According to the groups, the campaign seeks to counteract the harmful impact of anti-Asian rhetoric and policies while emphasizing the importance of upholding American values of equal rights for all. It draws attention to the dangers of using fear-mongering tactics for political gain and references historical discrimination against Asian communities, such as the Alien Land Laws.
“Stop the Blame” website: The campaign, which comes at a time of escalating tensions between the U.S. and China, was also launched with a website providing information on the impact of racist language. It includes a tracker to document states seeking to pass land ownership bans and information on campaigns and initiatives opposing anti-Asian policies.
The campaign will also call on Congress to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, particularly Section 702, which has raised concerns about potential racial profiling.