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Asian Resource Hub is the latest effort to fight anti-Asian hate

By Fan Chen

The new Asian Resource Hub aims to understand and illustrate anti-Asian hate through data and become an accessible national directory for those in need.

Released on Thursday, the website visualizes data about discrimination and hate crimes. It also maps and lists local resources for people to take action and seek help. People can browse the site in both simplified and traditional Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Hindi, Khmer, Tagalog, and Thai versions are coming soon. 

Asian Resource Hub is a collaboration between Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California (AJSOCAL), Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), and Microsoft. 

“Over the past few years our community has suffered the collective trauma of the Atlanta spa shootings, the Indianapolis FedEx shooting, the back-to-back Monterey Park, and Half Moon Bay shootings,” said Connie Chung Joe, the CEO of AJSOCAL. “We knew we could not wait for the next tragedy to occur without addressing this gap.”

In addition to collecting incidents, the website also highlights the gap in reporting hate crimes. For example, 17 states do not require reporting such crimes to the FBI, according to the Asian Resource Hub. Arkansas, Wyoming, and South Carolina have no hate crime laws. 

“As you noted the FBI reporting only captures about 84% of law enforcement reports on what they see,” said John C. Yang, AAJC’s president, cautioning the use of official data. “So there’s clearly going to be underreporting.”

An emergency and crisis hotline list and a map of the local organizations are also available on the website. The more than 100 groups listed have been vetted by AAAJ staff and partner organizations. 

AsAmNews is published by the non-profit, Asian American Media Inc. Follow us on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts to produce diverse content about the AAPI communities. We are supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate.

AsAmNews is published by the non-profit, Asian American Media Inc. Follow us on FacebookX, InstagramTikTok and YouTube. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts to produce diverse content about the AAPI communities. We are supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate.

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