About four in 10 Black and Asian adults reported increased racial tension since the pandemic began, according a survey released this month from the Pew Research Center.
Some in Asian communities have reported facing xenophobic attacks, while some Black Americans have reported targeted harassment for wearing masks.
Many advocates have criticized state and federal reopening guidelines that puts Black Americans at higher risk of exposure to the virus.
Across the country, organizations tracking racial targeting and hateful attacks reported surges in hateful incidents.
While many incidents reported to the hotline or in Pew’s survey are considered hateful incidents, they are legally not hate crimes.