Amid a growing wave of anti-Asian discrimination and hate crimes, President Joe Biden has faced backlash from some in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community over what's been seen as a slow effort to bring AAPI voices into the White House.
A spokesperson for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs described U.S. racism as "a systemic and persistent existence."
Over 1,800 volunteers have reportedly offered to escort Asian American pedestrians in New York City's Chinatown neighborhood amid a wave of anti-Asian hate crimes in the city.
The suspect was allegedly seen in a viral video kicking a 65-year-old woman in the stomach, and then repeatedly kicking her once she fell to the ground.
A recent attack on an Asian American woman, and the indifferent reaction of a nearby witness, is reminding many on social media of Kitty Genovese, a young woman who was killed in 1964.
He founded a Ku Klux Klan chapter in the Carolinas and also told jurors that he would kill more Jewish people if he got the chance.
The legislation is the first of its kind in Georgia, which until then was one of only four states still lacking such statutes despite more than a decade of advocacy.
The Democratic congresswoman discussed two pieces of proposed legislation that lawmakers are working to pass, which would establish systems to better identify and address hate crimes, on Sunday.
Hate crimes against Asian Americans increased by nearly 150 percent last year, a report has found.
Eight people, most of them Asian women, were shot dead at three massage parlors in Georgia on Tuesday
President Joe Biden's call for an end to hate crimes against Asian Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic was made " in stark contrast to the former President who made racist remarks like 'Kung Flu' that inflamed prejudices against Asian Americans," according to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.).
Few are willing to speak out against it for fear of being labeled racists or white supremacists. Asian Americans, however, have emerged as a powerful voice against this pernicious ideology.
In 2020, 122 incidents of anti-Asian-American hate crimes occurred in 16 of the nation's most populous cities—a nearly 150 percent increase over 2019.
Hundreds of New Yorkers came together for a rally in support of Asian community members amid a spike in hate crimes.
"While we all have the right to believe whatever we want," an FBI agent said, "when those views lead to violence, that's a different and dangerous story."
"People hated him because of what he wore and it's not right," the victim's mother said. "They took somebody special because he wore a dress."
Cody Donner allegedly yelled racial slurs at a Black teen walking through Paola, a small town about 44 miles south of Kansas City, Kansas. Donner allegedly brandished his knife towards the teen, informing him that Paola is a "white town."
The report also shows that hate-motivated murders, largely committed by white supremacists, spiked to their highest number in 28 years.
Lorena Delaguna, 53, could face 7 years in prison for hate crimes after allegedly throwing a glass bottle at a Black woman jogging by on a city sidewalk, while yelling the n-word and telling her to "go back to Africa."
"Get out of here! Go back to Africa, [n-word]," the woman yelled. Unbeknownst to her and the jogger, someone recorded the incident on video.
A man driving by stopped his car, exited and attacked the rainbow flag owner in his own yard, swearing at him and calling him an anti-gay slur.
Smollett remains accused of allegedly carrying out a hate crime against himself in January of 2019. He has never faced trial over the allegations.
"We are investigating whether hate crimes charges are appropriate," said Virginia Commonwealth Attorney Shannon Taylor in a Monday statement.
Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan says he backs a proposed hate crime law that would give sentencing guidelines for those convicted on bias-motivated violence.
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in certain groups facing social stigma, discrimination and hate crimes.
Victim spat on in Brooklyn subway station as New York Attorney General Letitia James condemns those using COVID-19 to be "racist, xenophobic, or biased."
Bloomberg, who received a standing ovation when introduced at AIPAC, demanded bipartisan support for Israel from Democrats but never directly criticized Republicans or President Donald Trump by name.
Four alleged white supremacists were arrested Wednesday for sending hate propaganda to journalists and activists in four different states.
The legislation also contains a somewhat unique provision allowing for firearms rights to be restored after two years based on the approval of a state judge.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Lisa Murkowski have jointly introduced a bill intended to strengthen the enforcement of hate crimes laws.