Stand Up, Speak Up, Let’s Keep Each Other Safe: Stop Asian Hate

Posted by City of Philadelphia on April 13, 2021

Atlanta’s tragic shootings on March 16, 2021 broke the hearts and minds of the Asian and Asian American community across the United States. After generations of marginalization and invisibility, and especially after a full year of being targets of racist taunting, rhetoric, hate, and violence, the community’s tolerance came to a halt.

Right here in Philadelphia on Easter Sunday, local news stations reported that a 27-year old Korean woman was viciously hit in the face and needed to be hospitalized. According to Stop AAPI Hate, 64 incidents of hate and violence targeting AAPI communities have been reported in the last 12 months.

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations recorded 28 incidents in 2020, a 350 percent increase in incidents since 2019. Over one-third of all hate incidents reported in Philadelphia in 2020 impacted AAPI communities. As AAPI people comprise nearly 8 percent of Philadelphia’s population, this statistic should be alarming to everyone.

Learn here how you can take a stand and stop Asian hate in your community today.

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