Dear fellow Asian Americans,
Modern day Ku Klux Klan members marched through Charlottesville this past weekend, emboldened, in their own words, by our current President. They lacked hoods but if anyone doubted their intentions, they carried torches and Nazi and Confederate flags to ensure the world knew what they stood for: white supremacy, white power, and nativism. They came ostensibly to protect and promote Confederate history, but took clear aim at African Americans, immigrants, and the civil rights movements of the past and present.
Hate crimes against Asian-Americans can finally be tracked through one website launched just before Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The site, titled “Stand Against Hatred,” was created by human rights nonprofit Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) in an apparent effort to monitor cases of hate crimes against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders.