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New Sesame Street Song ‘Proud of Your Eyes’ Addresses Anti-Asian Bullying

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Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind “Sesame Street,” released a video on June 23 titled “Proud of Your Eyes” to address anti-Asian bullying as part of an initiative to help children and their families have open conversations about race.

The video: Featuring one of “Sesame Street’s” Muppet friends, the video focuses on an experience dealt with by many Asian Americans as Analyn, a Filipino American girl, is ridiculed for her eyes. 

NextShark, Admerasia, Act to Change Unveil Initiative to Fight Bullying Among Young AAPIs

Admerasia, Act to Change (ATC), and NextShark are launching a new initiative to fight bullying in our communities. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Asian American communities with an overwhelming surge of harassment, discrimination and violence all throughout 2020. Asian American and Pacific Islander youth are no exception — a recent survey from the Stop AAPI Youth Hate Campaign found that nearly 25% of young AAPIs have faced some sort of discrimination because of the pandemic.

Cyberbullying of Asians Up by 900% Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Report

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The hate toward Asians amid the COVID-19 pandemic has not only increased in physical spaces but in the vile corners of the internet too, unsurprisingly.

On Twitter, hate speech toward China and the Chinese people, in particular, has reportedly surged to a whopping 900%, with instigators using the “general feeling of uncertainty and tension to stir up discriminatory behavior.” 

‘Coronavirus!’: Vietnamese Students Bullied and Harassed at High School in Little Saigon

A video has recently been shared on YouTube where several Vietnamese students at a high school in Orange County, California were bullied and harassed by schoolmates.

The incidents, which occurred at Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove, alarmed the local Vietnamese community, who make up California’s oldest, largest and most prominent Little Saigon.

Ph.D. Student From Malaysia Kills Herself After Months of Racist Bullying at Utah State University

A Utah State student’s reports of racist bullying that ultimately forced her to take her own life had fallen on deaf ears, a lawsuit alleges.

Jerusha Sanjeevi, 24, a Ph.D. candidate at Utah State University, allegedly suffered eight long months of bullying from fellow students who called her names and even conjured rumors that she was mentally unstable.

Asian American, Pacific Islander Kids Face High Rates of Bullying and Lack Visibility, Survey Finds

A new survey report produced by the nonprofit Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) has revealed that Asian American and Pacific Islander youth from smaller ethnic groups have experienced high rates of bullying in their schools as well as feelings of cultural invisibility.

The report, which is based on a 2016-17 survey conducted by the Asian American and Pacific Islander Coalition Helping Achieve Racial and Gender Equity (AAPI CHARGE) and its partners, asked 813 Asian American and Pacific Islander youth and young adults on these issues, according to NBC News.

Japanese Company Now Offers Bully Insurance that Covers Legal, Medical Fees

Yell, an insurance company based in Tokyo, Japan has announced a rather unique insurance for families with children who have been victimized by bullying.

While the company thinks that this may be a solution or at least a possible way to improve the ever-growing problems of school bullying, the insurance will mostly cover expenses such as medical bills or if the family decides to take the case to court, legal fees, according to the company’s announcement as translated by SoraNews24.

7-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Beaten to Death By Bullies at China’s Famous Shaolin Temple School

A seven-year-old Chinese girl allegedly died at the hands of bullies less than two days after being sent to a prominent martial arts school by her parents to lose some weight.

Upon a neighbor’s recommendation, the family paid 10,000 yuan ($1,500) for a six-month course at the famous Shaoshan Shaolin Temple Martial Arts School so that she could exercise, as she was having difficulty walking at her weight of over 110 lbs.