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
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
A new report from the FBI shows 21 percent of the 1263 religious hate crime victims in 2015 were Muslim.
According to ABC News, that’s an increase of 67 percent.
The news came out on one day after President-elect Donald Trump appointed Steve Bannon, editor of … Read more
A Muslim woman at San Diego State University is accosted, verbally abused, and has her car stolen by Trump supporters. An Asian American friend picks their child up early from school because the relentless bullying by children who support Donald Trump’s views on people of color became too much. … Read more
The first-ever art exhibition exclusively featuring Sikh Americans will premiere in New York City on Friday, September 16.
The Sikh Project, features the work of acclaimed British photographers, Amit and Naroop, in coordination with the Sikh Coalition. It highlights nearly 40… Read more
By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent
The NYC chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and the Chinese Freemasons recently presented a hate crime forum at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in Manhattan’s Chinatown. The forum was held to address the growing concern of crimes against Asians and other people … Read more