COVID-19 and Hate

COVID-19 has fueled hate and bigotry across the country.  The primary targets for COVID-19 related hate are Asian Americans but other groups such as the Navajo have also reported discrimination. The James Byrd Center has compiled important resources to combat COVID-19 related bigotry. During this public health crisis, we must all come together to say no to hate and stand in solidarity with targeted communities.

Stop AAPI Hate Report

Hate incidents against Asian Americans have increased rapidly in the wake of COVID-19. Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council and Chinese for Affirmative Action created an online reporting tool to document incidents of coronavirus discrimination. The reporting form is currently in 11 languages and can be found here.

Stand Against Hatred

Asian Americans Advancing Justice is a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. Asian Americans Advancing Justice is a proud partner of Communities Against Hate, a diverse coalition coming together for the first time across communities to document hate and demand action. More information about Asian Americans Advancing Justice can be found here.

Debunking COVID-19 Myths

Misinformation in the age of the COVID-19 virus is dangerous and has already contributed to a sharp rise in hate incidents, both online and in communities across the country. We encourage you to take a moment to read our Debunking COVID-19 Myths to educate yourself on some of the most common misconceptions.