Fellow Democrats, civil rights advocates and even members of his own family are excoriating presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. after he floated a conspiracy theory that COVID-19 is “ethnically targeted” to disproportionately attack white and Black people while Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese people are most immune.
A new report from the California Department of Justice notes that hate crimes against Asian Americans have dramatically dropped since last year. But civil rights advocates say the data does not accurately reflect the threats the community continues to face.
Over 100 community organizations across California — including several based in Sacramento — are calling for the governor to expand California’s investment in strategies to prevent violence against Asians, support those harmed by such violence and implement educational programs for understanding and acceptance.
Making the invisible, visible is the mission of Stop AAPI Hate, an organization founded at the beginning of the pandemic that set about aggregating hate incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide.
AAPI Equity Alliance (formerly, A3PCON) is a coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander American community.