Information released on Tuesday noted that from March 19, 2020, to Feb. 28 this year, 3,795 incidents of anti-Asian racism were self-reported to the center, reports the Sacramento Bee.
The reports from California accounted for about 44.56% of the reports, which ranged from verbal abuse and being refused service for being Asian to physical assault and violence.
These cases mostly occurred at businesses which account for 35.4% of reports, followed by public streets, at 25.3%.
In terms of the different types of reported incidents, verbal harassment accounted for the majority at 68.1%, followed by avoidance or shunning at 20.5%.
Among the victims, Chinese people remain the most likely to report incidents at about 42.2%, followed by Koreans at 14.8%. Women were found to file reports 2.3 times more often than men.
In the first two months of 2021 alone, 503 anti-Asian discrimination cases were reported.
“We cannot let anti-Asian American hate be a legacy of COVID-19 or the last presidential administration,” the San Francisco State University professor said in a statement.
In February, California lawmakers allocated $1.4 million to help the Stop AAPI Hate center’s research to be able to track more incidents of anti-Asian discrimination. The legislators also introduced a bill to create a hotline for reporting hate crimes, as NextShark reported.
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