In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, we are highlighting an important issue facing the AAPI community: hate crimes. You’ve seen it on the news: attacks against Asian Americans soared during the pandemic. In this issue, we’re here to break it down for you: America’s history with discrimination against Asians, the rise of AAPI hate during the pandemic, and warning signs for the future.
This month, we spoke to Vivian Adkins, a Staff Attorney from the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center who specializes in AAPI hate crimes. Check out our video where she breaks down discrimination against AAPI communities throughout history, what’s happening right now, and what we can do in our own communities to combat bias and hatred.
Hope you gain new insights,