This week, OCA - Asian Pacific America Advocates launched its new Hate Incident Reporting Website, where victims and advocates can report hate incidents that will be tracked by the OCA National Center. The website, aapihatecrimes.org, will help maintain a database of incidents of hate against the AAPI community.
A hate incident may involve harassment, bullying, physical injury, or property damage where the offender is motivated by discrimination against the victim based on his/her race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, and/or disability.
Of course, you should always report any hate crimes to your local law enforcement first, but if you also submit your information to the AAPI Hate Crimes Reporting Website, the data tracked from this project will help expose hate incidents towards AAPIs across the country and inform community responses.
"After Vincent Chin was murdered in a hate crime in 1982, he could have been easily forgotten," said Leslie Moe-Kaiser, OCA National President. "Instead, the Asian American community came together to demand justice and our community emerged stronger than ever. Similar to the time preceding Vincent's murder, we are now living in a time when we must choose between doing nothing or fighting back... We must show that our community will fight for fair and equal treatment for all."
Report a hate incident here.