Briefing: What does hate look like in Los Angeles?

Dear Friends, 

AAPI Equity Alliance, in our role as the Los Angeles County Regional Lead for the Stop the Hate grant program, is excited to unveil our landscape analysis on The State of Hate in Los Angeles with a virtual briefing on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 10:00 AM. 

Did you know that by the end of the 20th century, hate crime rates in Los Angeles were twice as high as the national average? 

Historically, hate has been perpetuated against marginalized communities in Los Angeles, beginning with the displacement of the indigenous Gabrielino-Tongva peoples of the Los Angeles basin, to the illegal deportations between the 1840s and 1930s that deported nearly 2 million Mexican Americans from California; from the 1871 Chinese Massacre, in which 18 Chinese men were lynched, the largest mass lynching in U.S. history, to the Zoot Suit riots and the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II; from the 1965 Watts Rebellion resulting in the deaths of 23 Black Americans at the hands of the Los Angeles Police Department and National Guard, and up through the 21st century with significant spikes post 9/11 and during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Despite the strength in our incredible diversity, hate is not new to Los Angeles.