This report covers the 3,795 incidents received by the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center from March 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021. The number of hate incidents reported to our center represent only a fraction of the number of hate incidents that actually occur, but it does show how vulnerable Asian Americans are to discrimination, and the types of discrimination they face.1
Types of Discrimination
- ● Verbal harassment (68.1%) and shunning (20.5%) (i.e., the deliberate avoidance of Asian Americans) make up the two largest proportions of the total incidents reported.
- ● Physical assault (11.1%) comprises the third largest category of the total incidents.
- ● Civil rights violations — e.g., workplace discrimination, refusal of service, and being barred from transportation — account for 8.5% of the total incidents.
- ● Online harassment makes up 6.8% of the total incidents.National Trends
- ● Women report hate incidents 2.3 times more than men.
- ● Youths (0 to 17 years old) report 12.6% of incidents and seniors (60 years oldand older) report 6.2% of the total incidents.
- ● Chinese are the largest ethnic group (42.2%) that report experiencing hate,followed by Koreans (14.8%), Vietnamese (8.5%), and Filipinos (7.9%).
- ● Incident reports come from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
- ● Businesses are the primary site of discrimination (35.4%), followed by publicstreets (25.3%), and public parks (9.8%). Online incidents account for 10.8% of the total incidents.