800+ Asian American hate crimes reported in CA since COVID-19 outbreak


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There have been more than 800 hate crime incidents reported that were directed toward Asian Americans since the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a July report. The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council and Chinese for Affirmative Action launched a hate incident reporting website called Stop AAPI Hate on March 19, when the COVID-19 outbreak began.Over the last three months there have been a total of 832 reported incidents. Those cases include 81 reports of assault and 64 potential civil rights violations."Racism against Asians has always been there, but in cases of disease and heightened fear, that racism gets exposed," explained...