Anti-Asian Hate Resources

Reporting Hate Incidents

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Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

With the recent national spotlight on hate crimes and bias incidents against the Asian community, CAPAA has collected resources for reporting hate crimes, bias incidents, and discrimination. If you or someone you know is a victim of a hate crime or bias incident, we have resources CAPAA's website, including government and non-government reporting pages, mental health resources, and more. 

Department of Justice

Combating hate crimes is one of the Department of Justice’s highest priorities. In this effort to fight bias and hate, the DOJ created this website as a centralized portal for all its hate crimes resources. Use these resources to learn more about hate crimes, encourage hate crime reporting, and make America safer for all.

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Rapid Response Toolkit

View this slideshow prepared by The Asian American Foundation to learn more about current data and how you can add to your own toolkit. 

​As you click on the link to the tool kit, you will be able to access rapid response and other useful resources.

 

  • The Current State of AANHPI Safety and Security 

  • Our Approach to Community Safety

  • Checklist: How to Respond to Hate Crimes and Incidents

  • Community Response Playbook

    • For individuals

    • For community leaders 

Educational Resources for Anti-Asian violence 

​Thousands of AAPI groups from across sectors can continue the work to build power and breakdown the xenophobic scapegoating, model minority myths, and perpetual foreigner stereotype that impact and limit the lives of Asian Americans. Here are some actions you can take right now and invest in moving forward:

  • Visit the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center's Book Dragon for more about the Asian Pacific American experience through literature.
     

  • Take bystander training to educate and empower allies to eradicate Asian American stereotypes that lead to micro-aggressions and racial slurs that dismiss, reduce, and disparage Asian Americans.
     

  • Hold space to discuss how anti-Asian racism and racism towards other communities of color are linked.
     

  • Conduct a "Know Your Rights" training in order to decrease Asian American hate and increase accountability for racist actions.
     

  • Deepen your understanding of Asian American history by watching “Asian Americans,” on your local PBS station and engage in the curriculum for a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today.

  • Stand Against Hatred: Asian Americans Advancing Justice is tracking incidents of bias. By sharing what you experienced or witnessed, you can educate the public, empower others, show service providers where help is needed, and strengthen advocacy efforts for hate crimes response and prevention. Forms available in English, Chinese (traditional & simplified), Korean and Vietnamese.

  • AAPI Hate Incident Form– Asian Pacific American Advocates is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). Submitting hate incidents through this form will help us OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates monitor hate towards AAPIs across the country.

  • Stop AAPI Hate–Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) and Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) have launched this reporting center to allow community members to report incidents of hate they have experienced. Individual information, including personal identification details, will be kept confidential and will only be shared with permission. In the aggregate, the information will be used for assistance, advocacy and education. Forms available in English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Khmer, Thai, and Japanese.

  • Look into local resources and other educational materials such as:

Offering Support to AAPI Communities

 

  • Reach out to those of your AAPI peers and neighbors by checking in and show your concerns, their wellbeing and offer help.

  • Educate yourself on how to intervene if you experience or witness hate incidents. Stop AAPI Hate offers safety tips.

  • Commit to being anti-racist by learning about AAPI history.  You may want to start by checking out this five-part PBS special

  • Report and encourage reporting of violence and harassment. The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs urge to report all hate incidents/crime.  Submitting hate incidents through this form (AAPI Hate Incident Form ) will help the Asian Pacific American Advocates monitor hate towards AAPIs across the country.

  • Consider donating to AAPI causes, businesses and even to victims and victim’s families.

  • Get to know your local AAPI communities and check out the organizations such as the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition-South Puget Sound (APIC-SPS). You can join the dialogue with community members, seek volunteer opportunities and get informed on local updates.  APIC-SPS also offers self-defense training as well.