In a new report released in mid-September and shared with Teen Vogue, Stop AAPI Hate recorded 2,583 such incidents across the U.S between March 19 and August 5, 2020.
One of the things that I learned during this campaign that was heartbreaking and sticks with me was a graph that they showed that documented AAPI hate, and how many reports we’re getting per week.
I find it absolutely disgusting how Trump calls it the ‘Chinese virus,’ which leads to more xenophobia.
Harassment is primarily focused on blaming China and Chinese people as the source of the virus and mocking Chinese dietary habits, according to the Stop AAPI Hate report.
As the youth campaign survey makes clear, none of this is unprecedented.