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On Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: Who Is Our Real Enemy?

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Medium and reposted with permission.

In recent weeks, there have been over 20 attacks on Asian businesses and people, mostly elders, with little to no coverage from the mainstream news outlets. Videos documenting such attacks have been circulating, mostly through individual social media accounts of Asian activists, celebrities, and journalists (thank you Amanda Nguyen, Dion Lim, Dr. Kiona, Daniel Dae Kim, Benny Luo, Lisa Ling, and Daniel Wu for being among the first public figures to use your platform to mobilize others). They show a 91-year-old Chinese man being shoved to the ground in Oakland’s Chinatown on Sunday, January 31st, just two days before an 84-year-old Thai man, Vicha Ratanapakdee, was pushed and killed in San Francisco, and multiple accounts of robberies targeting Asian-owned businesses in Chinatowns. In New York, a 61-year-old Filipino man was slashed across the face from ear to ear on Feb 3rd, and on the same day, a 70-year-old Asian woman was assaulted and robbed in Oakland.

NY Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Ensure Students Learn Asian American History

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U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) introduced a bill on Tuesday that promotes the teaching and learning of Asian Pacific American history in schools.

The legislation’s announcement fell on the 42nd anniversary of President Jimmy Carter’s enactment of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Week, which President George H. W. Bush later extended to the month-long celebration we know today.

Asian American Students Who Don’t Get in Their First-Choice University End Up Just Fine, Study Says

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A new study has contradicted claims that Asian American students are harmed if they fail to get into their first-choice college or university.

In 2015 and 2016, the Coalition of Asian American Associations (CAAA) and the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE), respectively, lodged nearly identical legal complaints with the Department of Justice, arguing that these students suffer from lower academic achievement, reduced co-curricular activities and a lack of self-confidence, among other negative consequences.

68% of Asian Americans in California Now Fear They are Targets of Racism, Surveys Reveal

A series of surveys revealed that members of the Asian American community are wary of both race relations and the COVID-19 situation in the United States.

What the surveys were about: A coalition of nonprofit organizations looked into viewpoints from different ethnic groups about the current pandemic, systemic racism, as well as the policies pertaining to them.

New Nielsen Data Basically Reveals That Asian Americans Are DOMINATING Everything Right Now

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After years of hard work and breaking barriers, Asian Americans have become one of the fastest-growing ethnic or racial groups in the U.S. and amassed a spending power surpassing $1 trillion.

Only several years ago, Asian Americans were seen as a “disparate community of immigrants,” but more recently, there has been a rise in the “Asian consciousness.” Rather than being separated by cultural nuances, the Asian American community stands in solidarity, celebrating our differences which have resulted in the formation of a strong cultural identity.

Andrew Yang, Daniel Dae Kim Join #AllAmericans to Help Communities Hit Hardest by COVID-19

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Asian American leaders and others have joined hands to launch a cross-cultural campaign that aims to unite all Americans in support of marginalized communities most affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The All Americans Movement, which launched today, brings together Asian American-led organizations such as Andrew Yang’s Humanity Forward, Asian empowerment collective Gold House and fashion labels 3.1 Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung, Monse and Li, Inc., among others.

100 Racist Attacks on Asians Reported Each Day With Women 3X More Likely to Be Targets


Less than 10 days from its inception, the Stop AAPI Hate initiative has already received over 670 direct reports of discrimination against primarily Asian Americans as of Friday. 

The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) and Chinese for Affirmative Action, launched a web page where victims of xenophobic and racist attacks can report incidents these incidents on March 19.