Cynthia Choi, Co-Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action, said it is disconcerting to see the rise in hate incidents.

“This is only scratching the surface because we haven’t even publicized the site very widely,” she said.

While many incidents do not require immediate action such as providing legal assistance, they still inflict pain and cause harm to the community, said Manjusha Kulkarni, Executive Director of Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council.