The Virus of Hate Unleashed on Asian Americans amid COVID-19

ByNydia Han and Wendy Daughenbaugh WPVI logo
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Local Asian Americans on the backlash they have faced amid COVID-19
COVID-19 unleashed the virus of hate against Asian Americans, with heartbreaking stories of violence and vandalism you probably haven't heard.

There's been a strong uptick in reports of anti-Asian American backlash amid COVID-19-here in Philadelphia and across the country.

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is urging victims to report incidents to their local police department and to file complaints with the following organizations:

PA Human Relations Commission | Website

PA Attorney General

Stop AAPI Hate | Campaigns to stop hate | Hate is a Virus Campaign

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation | Report Hate Crime and Discrimination Incidents

Community Response to Hate Resources

Community Response - Ten Ways to Fight Hate - Southern Poverty Law Center

Take a Stand in Your Community - Not in Our Town (Action Kit)

Enhance the Response to Hate Crimes: Action Agenda for Community Organizations and Law Enforcement - International Association of Police Chiefs

Fight Hate: A Rapid Response Strategy - National Fair Housing Alliance (2000)

Fight Hate: A Prevention and Response Guide for America's Neighborhoods - National Fair Housing Alliance (2017)

How to Combat Bias and Hate Crimes Blueprint - ADL

Preventing and Responding to Hate Crimes in the OSCE Region

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is an international organization for peace and human rights. Presently, it has 57 countries as its members. Most of the member countries of the OSCE are from Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and North America. The headquarters of OSCE are in Vienna, Austria.

Communities Against Hate

Communities Against Hate is a diverse coalition coming together for the first time across communities to document hate and demand action.