Resources Related to Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Anti-Asian hate crimes in the U.S., including harassment, victimization, and assaults, have increased dramatically since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, including a near-fatal stabbing of an Asian American man on Thursday in New York.  Estimates suggest anti-Asian hate crimes across the country have increased by between 2,000% and 3,000% in the past year.  Asian Americans in Kentucky are also experiencing harassment and discrimination in the face of the pandemic, as described in this account:  https://www.wdrb.com/news/louisville-doctor-of-korean-descent-says-he-was-kicked-out-of-indiana-gas-station-because/article_ce09b57e-747f-11ea-b875-f79c7ea5c776.html

 

We also know that this latest rise in hate crimes is a continuation of a long legacy of anti-Asian bias in the U.S., including the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882; the Immigration Act of 1924, which excluded immigrants from all Asian countries that were not U.S. territories; Japanese American internment during World War II; stereotypical and limited portrayals of Asian Americans in the media; and Asian Americans experiencing the largest within-group income inequality gap of any racial group. 

 

To find out more about how to help combat Asian-American harassment, discrimination, and violence, please see the links below:

 

Additional Resources:

  • Live Another Day - Extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for Asian Americans and other people of color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources. 
  • Detox Local - An extensive list of mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.
  • Louisville Asian Institute Crane House - Crane House offers an excellent opportunity for American teachers to visit Asia and provide crucial language experiences for Asian teachers or students, learn about the peoples and lands of Asia, and exchange cultural information. 

 

Emma M. Sterrett-Hong, Ph.D., LMFT,
Licensed Psychologist
Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion

 

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