Since the Covid-19 pandemic, hate crimes and hate bias incidents related to coronavirus are rising in the United States. Chinese American and Asian Pacific American communities are targets of verbal harassment, shunning, physical assault, being coughed/spat on, and refusal of service or workplace discrimination due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.
Stop AAPI Hate is leading national efforts to document and track anti-Asian violence related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Between March and December of 2020, AAPI Hate received 2,808 self-reported incidents of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans. In 2021, cases of stabbing and death have been reported by major news media outlets across New York and California.