Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources to Stand Against Racism
There has been heightened racism and xenophobia directed toward Asian Americans as a result of misinformation related to the coronavirus or COVID-19. Here are a few resources in response to this hate.
Facts, Not Fear
We are working with the media, Congress, and partner organizations to inform around the harm of this xenophobia.
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice Statement on Discrimination and the Coronavirus Epidemic (February 2020)
- Social media responses to comments by elected officials:
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders and Over 260 Civil Rights Organizations Call on Congress to Denounce Anti-Asian Racism around COVID-19 (National Council of Asian Pacific Americans)
- As Coronavirus Fears Incite Violence, CAPAC Members Urge Colleagues to Not Stoke Xenophobia (Letter from the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus)
Resources to Take On Hate
We encourage reporting to our site, www.StandAgainstHatred.org, which is accessible in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. As we state on the site, when people submit reports, they are aiding our efforts to monitor hate incidents across the country. “By sharing what you experienced or witnessed, you can educate the public, empower others, show service providers where help is needed, and strengthen advocacy efforts for hate crimes response and prevention.”
Asian Americans Advancing Justice is part of a diverse coalition of civil rights organizations, Communities Against Hate, which is led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Read the report Hate Magnified published by the coalition last year that details the hate incidents reported to Communities Against Hate.
Protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander Working People (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance)
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander In-Language Resources for Coronavirus (Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum)