Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) said the incidents that have been reported are just the tip of the iceberg.
“This simply is not acceptable.”Slightly more than 40 percent of the incidents reported to Stop AAPI Hate in California took place inside businesses, and more than 20 percent took place on a public street or sidewalk.
Women were more likely to be targeted — about 62 percent of the incidents that included the victim’s gender were reported by women.
Gavin Newsom to create a racial equity task force around COVID-19 and fund increased tracking of hate crimes against Asian-Americans.
“There’s no way that we can respond unless we understand the nature and the magnitude and extent of this,” she said.