FAQ: Reporting on Anti-Asian HateApril 20, 2021
Below are frequently asked questions on anti-Asian hate and our work with Stand Against Hatred.
The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred an increase in hate incidents and crimes against Asian American communities. This discrimination comes in many forms: from hostility and suspicion that Asian Americans are carriers of the coronavirus because of racist rhetoric, to verbal abuse, harassment, and even physical violence. As we saw with the murder of six Asian women in Georgia, that violence has the potential to become deadly.
Reporters and the media are vital partners in sounding the alarm about the resurgence of anti-Asian hate. Below are frequently asked questions on anti-Asian hate and our work with Stand Against Hatred. Our hope is that the answers to these questions will help create more nuanced reporting around anti-Asian hate.