By Jenny Manrique
New America Media
Hate crimes are on the rise nationwide, including in San Francisco, where the city’s diversity also happens to be a hallmark of the San Francisco Police Department’s (SFPD) Hate Crimes Unit.
It’s one of just a … Read more
Sometimes hate crimes fail to provoke the anger of their victims. This is especially true when perpetrators are ignorant or their targets’ beliefs and victims are unaware of the intended offense.
Shortly after moving to Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Zane Sharma’s son informed him that they had received a batch of cooked bacon in … Read more
By Shirley L Ng
AsAmNews New York Correspondent
Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao paid a visit to Manhattan’s Chinatown to celebrate Asian American heritage month with her father, Dr. James S.C. Chao, a US veteran.
Lion dancers and a local community band greeted Chao and her father at their first stop, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent’s … Read more
From Silicon Valley to New Jersey, concern is growing among South Asian Americans about their personal safety.
The growing climate of hate that some see as sweeping the country is definitely being noticed by Sikhs, Indian Americans, Muslims, … Read more
AsAmNews is proud to be part of a joint effort between New America Media and Pro Publica to track the increasing number of hate crimes in the United States.
In response to the uptick in hate crimes against Asian Americans, Karin Wang, spokeswoman for Los Angeles-based Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), announced the launch of the website Standagainsthatred.org to document and track crimes.
“Our goal is not just to have a place where we can share stories, but also … give people advice about … Read more
Hate crime researchers are advising journalists to keep a close eye on the intersection of crime and hate speech in their communities.
“Research has shown that in the wake of a catalytic incident, such as 9/11, [it] can create a correlation of a spike in hate crimes,” said Brian … Read more
— David Mack (@davidmackau) 14 December 2016
When Muslim teen Yasmin Seweid was charged with falsifying her report of an alleged hate crime last Wednesday, Muslims nationally were struck by how her arrest would affect their … Read more
In Minneola, east of New York City, racist sidewalk graffiti directed at Blacks and Muslims was found on the sidewalk.
The graffiti included swastikas and the statement “Make America White again.”
“The slogan “Make American … Read more