EDUCATION & ACTION DURING COVID-19 SERIES

The Rise of Hate Crimes

Since January, the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled anti-Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and anti-LGBTQ sentiment across the United States

Anti-API sentiment — and anti-API violence — grows.

A big part of Asian culture is blending into the background and not being seen. They say the nail that sticks out will be the first to be hammered. Culturally, you don’t want to rock the boat; everything is OK and everything is normal.

— Michael Nguyen, Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA)

LGBTQ People Are Also Targeted.

Resources to Combat Anti-API Racism

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