In the past three months, more than 2,100 incidents of verbal and physical assault against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community across America have been documented.
“I realized I needed to tell everyone, because this is what is happening to Asian Americans during the Coronavirus pandemic,” Yang says.
In California alone since March, there have been 832 self-reported incidents of physical and verbal attacks against Asian and Asian Americans.
On March 19, 2020, community activists launched Stop AAPI Hate to document how many AAPI people were encountering racism during the pandemic.
Additional resources are on Stop AAPI Hate and the organization’s social media toolkit .