The reports, collected by the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council and Chinese for Affirmative Action, is part of an effort to raise awareness of the attacks Asian Americans are experiencing during the coronavirus pandemic.
“This includes violence toward Asian Americans or individuals from East Asian countries.
Kulkarni said the data, compiled by the San Francisco Asian American Studies Department, is used to advocate on behalf of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and educate people to intervene if they witness hateful acts.
With shelter-in-place policies, Asian Americans are more likely to face coronavirus discrimination in businesses, especially stores, rather than at schools and public transit as previously observed.
“Not only are Chinese Americans blamed and mistreated, but Asian Americans of other ethnic backgrounds are also.”