Why We Fight
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a diverse group of peoples representing different countries, religions, beliefs, and languages. The AAPI community has been working hard to help build the United States of America and have made significant contributions in arts & culture, science, technology, healthcare, among others. Today, according to the New American Economy Research Fund, the AAPI population in the U.S. is well over 22.6 million and in 2017, earned more than $744.8 billion in income. Despite these achievements and contributions, the AAPI community is under represented.
Through the years, members of the AAPI community have also faced numerous challenges and have been denied participation in civic activities and their ability to shape the communities in which the live and work. For far too long, the AAPI community has been victim to discrimination, homelessness, Anti-Asian hate, violence, xenophobia and bias. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hate crimes have increased dramatically in the United States and across the globe.
Increase in hate towards AAPI Citizens
Reported anti-Asian hate intendents from March 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021
Types of discrimination
Women report hate incidents 2.3 times more than men
Site of discrimination
Words against hate
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