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I don’t scare easily, but COVID-19 virus of hate has me terrified: Reporter’s Notebook

For Asian Americans, COVID-19 has mutated into a virus of hate. Who’s next?

Seattle police report rise in crimes targeting Asian-Americans since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Activists say fears about coronavirus are fueling anti-Asian racism. Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best says bias crimes need to be reported.

May 22, 2020     Natalie Swaby

Asian American COVID-19 death rate in San Francisco concerning, researchers say

Researchers said that the city’s overall recorded number of deaths wasn’t large enough to draw conclusions but that they’re concerned and seeking more data.
By Agnes Constante

Unmasking Yellow Peril

“Not only do Asian Americans worry about surviving the virus, we also fear for our lives. Our loved ones are experiencing skyrocketing levels of unchecked hate and violence – over 100 hundred hate crimes a day. This violence is the latest iteration of Yellow Peril.”

This Is What It’s Like To Be An Asian Woman In The Age Of The Coronavirus

Asian women are three times more likely than men to report racist harassment related to COVID-19, a new report shows.

For Asian Americans, There Are Two Pandemics: COVID-19 And Daily Bigotry

“The person called my Filipino mother a ‘Chinese coronavirus bitch’ and said that both of my parents are ‘bearers of the virus.’”
Brittany Wong

Take Action!

Asian People Are Being Targeted By Racist Attacks. Here’s How You Can Be An Ally.

The coronavirus pandemic is fueling racism that often unfolds right in front of bystanders.


#WashTheHate’s mission is to promote solidarity across all communities as we battle a common enemy. In this time of unprecedented crisis, our country needs unity, not division.

How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism

As COVID-19 infections increase, so too does racism and xenophobia. Use the “Speak Up” strategies to let people know you’re not OK with racist or xenophobic comments about coronavirus or anything else.
Teaching Tolerance Staff

How To Respond to Street Harassment

Responding When You’re Street Harassed
By: Hollaback!


Despite some of the headlines, not all harassers are unreasonable. If you feel safe, you can use counterspeech to challenge harassment, hate speech, and discriminatory attitudes online. HeartMob teamed up with the Dangerous Speech Project, #ICANHELPProject HEAR, and to distill some important tips into an accessible graphic illustrated by Kendall Simpson.

Use and share this resource to help you fight for a better world, online and off.

September 27, 2017  By: HeartMob

Report Hate

COVID Community Impact Panel (featuring Francis Cheung and Christina Kataoka; moderated by Robert Chan)

Francis Cheung, President of the Asian American Professionals Association (AAPA)

Christina Kataoka, Programs Director for the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC)

Robert Chan, Co-Chair of the Personal and Professional Division of the Asian American Network & Senior Vice President of Bank Financial Management at City National Bank

Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.

14 Photos That Show The Original Asian-American Resistance

These photos upend the idea of Asians as the “model minority” in the U.S.

This cultural awareness training was presented to the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps on January 29, 2020. The webinar presented strategies to improve leadership and service by increasing Commissioned Corps officers’ cultural awareness and ability to serve individuals from diverse backgrounds in their agencies and during deployment. It included an overview of the National CLAS Standards and offered resources about providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS).

Get the #HFCarePackage Newsletter

As communities across the country are practicing physical distancing and sheltering in place, APIAHF recognizes how tough it can be to adjust during these uncertain times. You’re not alone and the team at APIAHF is creating a weekly digital Community Care Package for you.


Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.

Language Access Issues a Barrier During COVID-19

The country’s COVID-19 crisis has placed patients and interpreters alike in precarious positions, with consequences that could extend beyond the current pandemic.

The Color of Coronavirus:
Covid-19 Deaths by Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.

by APM RESEARCH LAB STAFF | May 19, 2020

Check out this recorded webinar from NYU Langone Health and Center for the Study of Asian American Health features Eda Chao, MD, Assistant Chief of Pediatrics of Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. Dr. Chao provided a COVID-19 information session in Mandarin. Slides are also available in Chinese and English (April 24, 2020).

Join The Conversation With #CovidConvos by Act to Change

On April 3, 2020, Act To Change hosted their first virtual COVID-19 CONVOS: Rising Above Bullying & Hate with actor, author, and Act To Change chair Maulik Pancholy; Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06); 19th Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Vivek Murthy; and actor Hudson Yang.

Their second COVID-19 CONVOS on April 17, 2020 featured Maulik Pancholy; Teach For America’s Sarah Ha; and actor, writer, and producer Randall Park.

Their third COVID-19 CONVOS on May 1, 2020 kicking off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month featured Maulik Pancholy and professional basketball player Jeremy Lin.

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