Over 11000 anti-Asian incidents reported since 2020 in US; ethnic Koreans among main targets

Over 11,000 anti-Asian incidents reported since 2020 in US; ethnic Koreans among main targets

Activists hold signs as they march from San Gabriel City Hall to Alhambra City Hall during an anti-Asian hate rally in California, in this March 26, 2021, file photo. Ethnic Koreans are among the main targets of apparent growing violence, harassment and other forms of hate against Asians living in the United States, according to a recent report. AFP-Yonhap

By Jung Min-ho

Koreans are reportedly one of the largest targets of clearly increasing violence, harassment, and other forms of hatred against Asians living in the United States.

According to a research document published by Stop AAPI Hate last week, Two Years and Thousands of Voices, 16% of the victims of 11,467 cases reported in the last two years are Koreans. The majority of cases are Chinese, followed by Koreans, Filipinos (9%), Japanese (8%), and Vietnamese (8%).

The non-profit organization began collecting data on March 19, 2020, a week after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic following the first case report from Wuhan, China.

The document states that 67% of reported cases are associated with harassment such as oral or written hate speech and discriminatory gestures. 17% reported physical assault, but avoidance or avoidance was the third most common form in 16% of cases.

According to a report from San Francisco, a man jumped in front of an Asian-American and said, “Racial slurs (” You are Chinese, b–h, f––g Asians ”,“ Your country. “Return to”) began to shout. He pushed me down the street.

The man was a stranger and he wasn’t provoked at all. In another incident reported by Columbia, South Carolina,
, a white woman in a restaurant said, “I didn’t want to eat next to someone like you [my Filipino family].” She said she lost her appetite. The waiter’s box then demanded a meal for her family and then dramatically rushed from the restaurant.

Public agencies (40%) and businesses (27%) account for the largest percentage of reported incidents, followed by homes (10%) and online (10%).

A person using an ID card that can be identified as an Asian reported that he was repeatedly called “Bat Eater” and “c-k” by strangers online.

Most of the reported cases are harmful and traumatic, but they do not meet the legal definition of hate crimes and require a solution that goes beyond the criminal justice system, Stop AAPI Hate said.

According to the report, 49% of victims suffer from depression and anxiety, and 72% make their discrimination the number one cause of stress prior to their health concerns during a pandemic.

“Sadly, two years later (since the pandemic began), members of the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islanders) community across the country continue to experience hatred at an astonishing level,” it reads.

“This number is just the tip of the iceberg. In a nationally representative survey conducted in collaboration with Edelman Data & Intelligence, one in five Asian Americans and one in five Pacific islanders were in 2020. It turns out that they experienced hatred cases in the year or 2021.

Hatred and extremeism, anti-Asian hatred crimes increased by 339% compared to last year, with records in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities. I broke it.


Credit/Source : KoreaTimes

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