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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources to Stand Against Racism

March 23, 2020

Asian Americans have been targeted by racism and xenophobia related to the coronavirus or COVID-19. We offer the following resources in response to this hate.

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Report hate incidents to StandAgainstHatred.org

Facts, Not Fear

For health information, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization.

In addition, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum has been compiling multilingual resources on the coronavirus and COVID-19 in their Community Library: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander In-Language Resources for Coronavirus.

Resources to Document and Address Hate

We encourage reporting to our website, www.StandAgainstHatred.org, which is accessible in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice created this site in January 2017 to capture information about the increase in hate we observed in the lead-up to the 2016 election. Through this website, we document hate crimes, harassment, and discrimination experienced by our community. As we state on the site, when people submit reports, they are aiding our efforts to monitor and push back against hate. “By sharing what you experienced or witnessed, you can educate the public, empower others, show service providers where help is needed, and strengthen advocacy efforts for hate crimes response and prevention.”

The following resources are available through Stand Against Hatred:

  • We partner with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and their Stop Hate project to provide assistance to those impacted by hate. Assistance with legal and social services is available through the Stop Hate hotline (1-844-9-NO-HATE), which is accessible in a number of languages.
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice is part of Communities Against Hate, a diverse coalition of civil rights organizations led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Read the report Hate Magnified published by the coalition in January 2019 that details reports submitted to Communities Against Hate.

Discrimination should never be acceptable anywhere. We encourage our communities and allies to learn about ways to respond:

Additional Resources

Words Matter

We are working with the media, Congress, and partner organizations to inform around the harm of this xenophobia.

Media Hits

Stand against discrimination

Social Media Toolkit

  • The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), of which Advancing Justice | AAJC is a member, put together a social media toolkit  of many of the resources mentioned here that you can use to amplify to your networks.