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Anti-Asian hate a major concern for AAPI women 50 & over

A new survey of Asian American and Pacific Islander women voters found an overwhelming majority say anti-AAPI hate has greatly impacted their lives.

The report released by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum found 70% of AAPI women 50 and older agree with that statement.

That’s true of 76% of both Pacific Islanders and East Asians, 66% of Southeast Asians and 56% of South Asians surveyed.

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More than 20 percent of Pacific Islander women 50 and older face harassment or discrimination at work.

Almost 20 percent of East and South Asian women 50 and older feel unsafe walking outside, and over 20 percent of East Asian women 50 and older report being called a racial slur.

“The way that the different groups are experiencing racism and discrimination varies, but the bottom line is that they are all experiencing racism and discrimination at high levels,” Drishti Pillai, NAPAWF’s research manager, told MarketWatch in an interview.

The findings are part of a larger survey on 50+ AAPI women voters.

The analysis included survey responses from 3500 people. Nearly 80% reported voting in the 2020 presidential election.

COVID is the most important issue for the federal government to address, according to these women. That’s followed by the economy and health care costs.

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