Nation Sees Rise In Asian Hate Crimes

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A new California study is tracking hate crimes towards Asian Americans amid the coronavirus outbreak. Across the U.S., reports of racism and hate crimes against Asian Americans because of the pandemic are on the rise. San Francisco State University, Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council in Los Angeles and Chinese for Affirmative Action have launched the STOP AAPI HATE reporting website to track reports of discrimination. In the first two weeks following its launch, the website received over 1,100 reports of physical assault, verbal harassment and shunning. LA County’s Public Health Department has also partnered with the organization to help put an end to xenophobia.