Information & Resources on Anti-Asian Discrimination

This past year, with the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-Asian rhetoric being spread from the former president to our communities around the nation, AAPIs have seen a marked increase in racist incidents ranging from verbal harassment & slurs to violent acts resulting in numerous deaths.

The tragic spa shootings in Atlanta on March 16, which resulted in 8 deaths, 6 of which were women of Asian descent, underscores the urgency we face in combatting harmful perceptions of Asians in America.

 

While anti-Asian racism isn't new, mainstream media has finally taken notice and social media provides a broad platform for increasing awareness and encouraging discussion, learning and dismantling the structures that allow this type of bias to perpetuate.

This page offers links to articles, stories, news reports and resources to inform you about this important topic. It also provides ways to take action and be an ally in our fight against racism, hate and violence. Links to additional organizations dedicated to promoting Asian American awareness can be found on our Resources page.

It is by no means comprehensive, as the landscape evolves constantly, but we will be updating this page on a regular basis to include current and timely links to help you navigate this complex topic. Please also feel free to send us links to other resources.

Take Action - Fight Anti-Asian American Racism

The following organizations support Asian American & Pacific Islander empowerment and rights. Please consider engaging with them through their websites or social media to find out more about the actions they are taking to combat racism. If you can, also consider supporting them with a donation to helf fund their good work on behalf of the AAPI community.

For a fabulous curated list of resources, see How to Help Combat Anti-Asian Violence from Time Magazine. And another list of Anti-Asian Violence Resources, including mental health and allyship information.

Stop AAPI Hate tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Report incidents at their website and learn more about advocacy, community-based solutions and more.

Website   |   Report an Incident   |    Donate

Based in Washington D.C., NCAPA serves to represent the interests of the greater Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for AA and NHPI issues.

Website   |   Facebook   |    Twitter

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

brings Asian Americans into the national conversation to determine policies that shape our lives. AAJC's mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.

Website   |   Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Donate

AAJC affiliate in Atlanta - protecting the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast. In response to the shootings in the Atlanta community on March 16, AAJC-Atlanta is taking donations to provide direct assistance the the victims of these crimes and their families.

Website   |   Donate to Victims & Families

18 Million Rising (18MR) brings Asian American communities together online and offline to reimagine Asian American identity with nuance, specificity, and power. We are using this Asian American identity as the foundation to build a more just and creative world where our experiences are affirmed, our leadership is valued, and all of us have the opportunity to thrive.

Website   |   Facebook   |   Twitter  

The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) focuses on building power with AAPI women and girls and amplifying AAPI women’s stories and experiences to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities and shape the policy and cultural change needed to gain agency over our lives, families, and communities.

Website   |   Facebook   |    Twitter  

Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment — in all its forms. We believe that we all deserve to be who we are, wherever we are.

 

In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, Hollaback! has partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt our free Bystander Intervention Training as well as offering a de-escalation training to meet this moment.

Website   |   Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Training 

Articles & Resources
on Understanding Anti-Asian Racism

START HERE: An excellent video on the history, causes and manifestations of anti-Asian hate. This thoughtful and thorough conversation paints an honest picture of the complexities of anti-Asian racism and serves as a starting point for engaging people in the important work of dismantling the structures that support continued division and hatred.