A NEW report shines a light on how the past two years exacerbated threats to the safety and wellbeing for Asian American elders ages 60 and up.
The report, also released during Older Americans Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, demonstrates how these incidents have resulted in Asian American elders experiencing increased fear, stress, and anxiety since the pandemic, with nearly all of them who reported (98.2%) indicating that they believe the United States has become more physically dangerous for Asian Americans, according to the Stop AAPI Hate Follow-Up Survey. The elders who experienced hate incidents also stated they experienced higher levels of stress and anxiety.
“We are recognizing AAPI Heritage Month this year by honoring the members of our community who have fought against racism and discrimination of all kinds,” said Manjusha Kulkarni, co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate and executive director of AAPI Equity Alliance. “That includes those who report their experiences with hate to our website, enabling us to advocate for real solutions.”