Anti-Asian Hate

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC has been working to raise awareness about increased racism and discrimination against Asian Americans.

The Asian American community has long struggled for visibility and equity, and now our communities are facing additional physical and mental health harms arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, we have seen a sharp increase in anti-Asian hate crimes and hate incidents. Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC has been working to raise awareness about increased racism and discrimination against Asian Americans who are being wrongly blamed for the coronavirus. This discrimination is taking many forms from hostility and suspicion that Asian Americans are carriers of the coronavirus to verbal abuse, harassment, and even physical violence.

    What Can You Do?

    Tell us your story and help us track hate at StandAgainstHatred.orgReport and help us document hate and harassment: We encourage community members who have experienced anti-Asian hate to share their experiences and report to our website, which is accessible in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.




    Add to our crowdsourcing document

    For local resources, please see – and add to! – this crowd-sourced document: AAPI Anti-Hate Community Resources


    Join a bystander intervention training

    Learn Intervention Techniques: Advancing Justice | AAJC has partnered with Hollaback! to make training available to equip people with techniques on how to safely intervene when they see or experience anti-Asian harassment. The next dates for each of the free public trainings in our three-part series follow:

    Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American Harassment and Xenophobia

    • Friday, May 14th 2021. 12:00PM ET/ 11:00AM CT/ 10:00AM MT/ 9:00AM PT/ 6:00AM HST. Register Here
    • Thursday, May 20th 2021. 5:00PM ET/ 4:00PM CT/ 3:00PM MT/ 2:00PM PT/ 11:00AM HST. Register Here
    • Monday, May 24th 2021. 4:00PM ET/ 3:00PM CT/ 2:00PM MT/ 1:00PM PT/ 10:00AM HST. Register Here

    These trainings are full:

    • April 20 at 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT/ 12:00 PM MT/ 11:00 AM PT/ 8:00 AM HST. (AT CAPACITY)
    • Thursday, April 22nd 2021. 2:00PM ET/ 1:00PM CT/ 12:00PM MT/ 11:00AM PT/ 8:00AM HST (AT CAPACITY)
    • Thursday April 29th 2021. 3pm EST/ 2pm CT/ 1pm MT/ 12pm PT/ 9am HST. (AT CAPACITY)
    • Monday, May 3rd 2021. 1:00PM ET/ 12:00PM CT/ 11:00AM MT/ 10:00AM PT/ 7:00AM HST. (AT CAPACITY)

    Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Training

    • April 2nd, 2021. 1:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM CT/ 11:00 AM MT/ 10:00 AM PT/ 8:00 AM HST. Register Here
    • April 21, 2021. 4:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM CT/ 2:00 PM MT/ 1:00 PM PT/ 11:00 AM HST. Register Here

    How to Respond to Harassment for People Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

    • April 2nd 2021. 5:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM CT/ 3:00 PM MT/ 2:00 PM PT/ 12:00 PM HST. Register Here
    • April 15 2021. 6:00 PM ET/ 5:00 PM CT/ 4:00 PM MT/ 3:00 PM PT/ 1:00 PM HST. Register Here

    Anti-Asian Hate Media FAQ

    Reporters and the media are vital partners in sounding the alarm about the resurgence of anti-Asian hate. Download the FAQ  for frequently asked questions on anti-Asian hate and our work with Stand Against Hatred. 

    Follow Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to receive updates about our work, including ways to get directly involved in our advocacy efforts.

    For additional resources on addressing anti-Asian hate and COVID-19, see:

    Below is a sampling of media coverage of these issues: