They Blamed Me Because I Am Asian: Findings from Youth-Reported Incidents of Anti-AAPI Hate [open pdf - 0B]
From the Introduction: "In the summer of 2020, under the guidance of San Francisco State Professor Russell Jeung and with the support of the Jeremy Lin Foundation, a group of 87 Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth had the opportunity to work together on a participatory research campaign. During the rise of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], we witnessed a pattern of anti-Asian hate--in the news, from friends, and in some cases, through personal experience. We wanted to find out whether there actually was an increase in hate speech and harassment against AAPI folks, and determine if there were any triggers for this increase. The Stop AAPI Hate Youth Campaign brought together 87 AAPI high school interns nationwide, led by 12 team coordinators, in the summer of 2020. The campaign was launched by the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University in March 2020. Over the summer we, the youth, interviewed 990 AAPI young adults about their experiences and feelings related to racism during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 10 of us have written this report based on our findings."
2020 Chinese for Affirmative Action; Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council; San Francisco State University, Asian American Studies Department
Stop AAPI Hate: https://stopaapihate.org/