SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — More than 800 anti-Asian American hate incidents related to COVID-19 were reported across in California over the three months between March and June, according to advocacy groups that compile the data.
The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council and Chinese for Affirmative Action launched a hate incident reporting website on March 19 when the coronavirus was becoming widespread across the U.S. and the media began reporting violent incidents targeting Asian-Americans.
On Wednesday, the advocacy groups released an analysis of the incidents reported through June 18 in California.
Of the 583 people who reported their gender, Asian-American women reported almost twice as many incidents of discrimination and harassment as men.
They’ve also asked Newsom for state funding for the hate incident reporting website to expand its tracking efforts.