Stop AAPI Hate - CAA


Welcome to our landing page about Stop AAPI Hate, a coalition addressing anti-Asian hate amid the pandemic.

To access our stand-alone website, please visit stopaapihate.org.


About Us

In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout the United States.

Through our reports and advocacy, we have raised national awareness about the issue of anti-Asian hate and counted nearly 3,800 reports of anti-Asian hate incidents. 

By identifying patterns and sources of anti-Asian racism, we are better able to support government agencies and community-based organizations that request our assistance. We offer practical solutions and policy recommendations for long-term change.

We also educate corporations, schools, and community groups about anti-Asian racism and how we can collectively address it and are developing community resources.

Report an Incident

Reports & Press

National Report (3/16/21)
Atlanta Shootings: Response (3/17/21)

Contact

Community (at) stopaapihate (dot) org

FAQs

A hate crime is a crime against a person or property motivated by bias against race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability. A hate crime is narrowly defined as a crime for which you can be arrested and where bias was observed. 

We use the term hate incidents because not all occurrences are legally defined as crimes. For example: someone yelling racist slurs, while wrong and hateful, is not a crime. Though an incident may not be a crime, it can still be traumatizing and damaging. The vast majority — about 90% — of the incidents that are reported to us are not hate crimes.

We do not share personal identifying information with law enforcement or any third party without expressed consent. We collect and analyze the data to understand what is happening in our communities. This in turn supports our advocacy efforts on local, regional, and national levels. We also connect some victims with resources.

  • Provide data and consultation about what we are doing and what promising practices are to other organizations on a national level
  • Work with groups nationwide to access data on hate incidents and draw meaningful conclusions about it, strengthening the capacity of communities and local decision-makers to address challenges in their communities
  • Develop and support local, state, and national response strategies to address immediate harm as well as the long-term drivers of hate
  • Connect hate victims to local organizations for support and services

Stop AAPI Hate is not its own nonprofit entity. It is a fiscally sponsored project of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), one of the three organizations that founded Stop AAPI Hate. Chinese for Affirmative Action is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and listed on these platforms, so please direct your fundraising efforts towards it.

If you would like to help in the San Francisco Bay Area, donate to the Victims and Survivors Fund, started by the Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ). CCSJ comprises four organizations: Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinese Progressive Organization, Community Youth Center, and the New Breath Foundation.
Donate to the Victims and Survivors Fund

To help in Oakland, CA, donate to Oakland Chinatown Victims Fund, started by our partners at the Oakland Chinatown Coalition.
Donate to the Oakland Chinatown Victims Fund

To help the victims and their families impacted by the violent acts that took place in the Atlanta area on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, donate to a fund started by Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta.
Donate to Atlanta Victims

Stop AAPI Hate believes that resources should go towards long-term community-centered solutions including education, culturally-competent victim services, and prevention programs that get at the underlying causes of racial bias. We also encourage restorative justice, rather than punitive justice. Restorative justice better breaks the cycle of violence because it holds perpetrators accountable by educating them. It also supports victims by giving them a voice and empowering them.

People reporting attacks and bias incidents display racial trauma — long-term issues of anxiety, depression, and somatic symptoms. We need to support people with culturally-responsive mental health resources in the languages they’re most comfortable in. Victims also ask for legal assistance, and many of them can file civil actions to mediate their civil rights violations. Thirdly, many want resources to help them address racism to their children and youth. We are working on developing more resources to help victims.

– Be informed about what is happening and why. Read our latest report to understand the context

– Support our work with a donation.

– Support local efforts through the Movement Hub, a network of 40 organizations dedicated to advancing racial equity and intersectional justice in regions across the U.S.

– Be civically engaged in your local community.
—– Ask your elected officials what they are doing to increase resources for survivors and their families, and for intervention- and prevention-based programs such as anti-racism education in schools and in communities.
—– Demand ordinances or resolutions to condemn hate. Endorse strong civil rights laws at the local and state levels. What are the issues that exist within your community that need to be addressed?
—– Advocate for expanded civil rights protections that would safeguard Asian Americans and other people from harassment in private businesses.

– Work with your workplace, school, faith-based institution, union, or community organization to issue a statement denouncing anti-Asian racism and to encourage everyone to work towards racial justice.

– Support Ethnic Studies in your local school districts and educational institutions. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have experienced centuries of violence in the U.S. We need to address the perpetual foreigner stereotype that frames Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as outsiders to this nation. Due to this Orientalist framing, Asians can be excluded, detained, deported, and attacked because we supposedly don’t belong here. Ethnic Studies helps teach students the sources of this racism and promotes racial empathy and solidarity.

– Support local Asian-owned businesses. These businesses began seeing a decline in business even before the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in the U.S. and stay-at-home orders were enacted. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy economic toll on Asian Americans, who have experienced high rates of unemployment and small business closure.