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    Anti-Asian Violence Is Spiking; Here's What You Can Do To Help

    Here's a compilation of resources and tools that you can use to help our Asian communities.

    After a white man shot and killed eight people — six of whom were Asian women — at three spas in Georgia on Tuesday, national attention has been given to the extreme increase in anti-Asian hate crimes.

    An Asian American woman stands in a medical mask at a protest with a sign that says, "We have 'bad days' too but you don't see us killing white people. Fuck white supremacy."

    On Tuesday morning, Stop AAPI Hate released a report showing that there have been at least 3,795 reported anti-Asian hate incidents between March 2020 and February 2021.

    Stop AAPI Hate is proud to announce our latest national report, measuring anti-Asian hate incidents from March 2020-Feb 2021. In the last 12 months, we have tracked 3,795 hate incident reports from APIs in all 50 states and DC.

    Twitter: @StopAAPIHate

    Stop AAPI Hate is a national coalition that formed during the COVID-19 pandemic to address anti-Asian hate, and it's a collaboration between A3PCON, CAA, and SFSU Asian American Studies.

    In major US cities, anti-Asian hate crimes have increased by 150% in 2020, according to California State University’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

    A bar graph from CSHE comparing the number of anti-Asian hate crime incidents reported to police in select U.S. cities in 2019 and in 2020

    Many of these violent hate crimes target elderly Asian American people.

    While these hate crimes have received less national attention, many Asian Americans — including celebrities — have been speaking out against and protesting these acts of violence and racism for months.

    This week has been difficult for many of us. I tried to put my emotions into words, the best I can. I hope this resonates with you and that we can work together to create change. Thank you @TIME for allowing me to use your platform. https://t.co/akpkjx9fNJ #StopAsianHate

    Twitter: @ericnamofficial

    The hypersexualization of Asian women plays a HUGE part in the violence we face. I've been cornered on the street as men say "me love you long time." I've been offered money for a "happy ending massage." I've been hit on because I'm Asian and told it's a "compliment."

    Twitter: @cmliwagdixon

    The roots of anti-Asian violence stems from the long history of US wars and militarism in Asia and Pacific. When you can drop thousands of bombs and splatter napalm and agent orange on millions of Asian lives, that dehumanization will come home to roost. https://t.co/O71JNFqeWO

    Twitter: @christineahn

    there are people so unfamiliar with oppression, that they actually think the oppressed can wield their trauma like a playing card, like they do with their privilege. read that again.

    Twitter: @NikkyWalks

    stop diminishing asian experiences, stop invalidating asian emotions, stop excusing asian discrimination + hate crimes, stop dehumanizing asian bodies, stop undermining the gravity of asian racism. read, listen, learn, and amplify asian voices.

    Twitter: @nagamimugi

    .@DanielDaeKim testifies before Congress on #AAPIHate: ’We are 23 million strong. We are united and we are waking up.’

    Twitter: @nowthisnews

    Most people know about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. But did you know about the Page Act of 1875? It was the first federal law to restrict immigration in general, and it specifically targeted Asian women who were believed to be entering the US for prostitution or polygamy.

    Twitter: @kevinnadal

    Asians are not a monolith. The continent includes around 48 countries and 3 territories, all with unique cultures, food customs and traditions. But a racist attack against one of us is an attack against all of us. #StopAsianHate

    Twitter: @PadmaLakshmi

    Beyond raising awareness online, here is a list of ways to be anti-racist and support the Asian community right now:

    BOOKS TO READ:

    The cover of the book "Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning" with the title written in block letters

    If you are Asian, here are resources that may help you:

    If you would like to recommend a resource, please send me a message or add them to the comments below so we can update the list. Thank you.