Encounter Hate? Report It

L.A. vs. Hate is a county-led program encouraging L.A. residents to report hate in their communities. By calling the L.A. vs. Hate hotline at 211, residents can report hate to the County Human Relations Commission. 211 is NOT affiliated with law enforcement, and reports are not shared with law enforcement.

After filing a report, callers can be directed to care coordinators offering connections to local agencies for support services, such as mental health counseling and legal services. The hotline is open 24 hours a day and available in 140 languages. 

When reporting to 211, callers have the option to report anonymously. Reports are only shared with partner organizations working on prevention and healing and the LA County Commission on Human Relations. 

It’s also possible to report on behalf of someone else. According to the organization Stop AAPI Hate, third parties are critical in documenting hate, with an estimated 1 in 6 people reporting on behalf of someone else between 2020-22—including friends, relatives, and even strangers.

Reporting hate is extremely important, said Kiran Bhalla, project director at AAPI Equity Alliance, which oversees the Stop the Hate grant in L.A. County.  She’s encountered some who view hate incidents simply as part of life in the U.S., not to be questioned. “Part of the work of [the Stop the Hate] grant is saying ‘No, that’s not normal. That is not acceptable. That needs to stop,’” she said. 

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