Anti-Asian Violence
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5 months ago

Unheard: Asian Americans’ long fight against systemic violence

Sasanna Yee's grandmother, Yik Oi Huang, was attacked in 2019 and died from her injuries one year later as a new wave of violence hit the Asian American community.
5 months ago
Sasanna Yee's grandmother, Yik Oi Huang, was attacked in 2019 and died from her injuries one year later as a new wave of violence hit the Asian American community.
8 months ago

Woman speaks out after facing alleged racially motivated assault on Boston train

Transit police in Boston arrested a 16-year-old in connection to an alleged ethnically motivated assault on Sept. 21 against a woman of Asian descent.
8 months ago
Vivian Dang is pictured in an undated photo.
1 year ago

Woman charged with hate crime after student of Chinese descent stabbed in head on bus

An Indiana woman has been charged with a federal hate crime for a racially motivated attack and stabbing of a woman of Chinese descent on a public transit bus.
1 year ago
Billie R. Davis, 56, was indicted by a grand jury on April 20, 2023, with a hate crime for allegedly stabbing a woman of Chinese descent in the head on a bus in Bloomington, Ind., in January.
1 year ago

Looking at the Atlanta spa shootings 2 years later

Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., reflects on the two years since the Atlanta spa shootings, the state of anti-Asian hate, and the next steps.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Looking at the Atlanta spa shootings 2 years later
1 year ago

Anti-Asian racism still haunts San Francisco community

Anti-Asian racism haunts community members in San Francisco following a spike in hate incidents. Stop AAPI Hate tracked nearly 11,500 hate incidents since March 2020.
1 year ago
The Chinatown neighborhood in San Francisco is shown in this scene from "AAPI Hate."
1 year ago

Indiana bus stabbing of student was allegedly racially motivated: Police

A white woman was arrested after she allegedly confessed to repeatedly stabbing an Asian Indiana University student on a public bus in Bloomington, Indiana.
1 year ago
This photo provided by Bloomington Police Department shows Billie Davis, who has been charged after an 18-year-old Indiana University student was repeatedly stabbed in the head on a public bus in Bloomington, Ind., on Jan. 11, 2023. The victim told investigators she was standing and waiting for the exit doors to open on a Bloomington Transit bus when another passenger began striking her in the head, Bloomington police said in a release.
1 year ago

Suspect charged with hate crime for using anti-Asian slurs at In-N-Out Burger

Jordan Krah has been charged over anti-Asian incidents at an In-N-Out Burger and a store in the East Bay area.
1 year ago
Arine Kim and her friend Elliot Ha are subject to racist and homophobic comments from a stranger at a San Ramon In-N-Out restaurant.
1 year ago

Social media influencer speaks out after racist, bigoted incident on Christmas Eve

Arine Kim, who posted a TikTok of an anti-Asian attack, speaks to ABC News after the arrest of suspect Jordan Douglas Krah.
1 year ago
Arine Kim and her friend Elliot Ha are subject to racist and homophobic comments from a stranger at a San Ramon In-N-Out restaurant.
1 year ago

Colorado man arrested for alleged racist attack against Asian Americans

The San Ramon Police Department is investigating alleged anti-Asian incidents at an In-N-Out Burger and a store in the East Bay are
1 year ago
The San Ramon Police Department is investigating alleged anti-Asian incidents at an In-N-Out Burger and a store in the East Bay are
2 years ago

Man accused of fatally stabbing Asian woman in her home refuses to attend arraignment

Assamad Nash, the 25-year-old man accused of brutally stabbing an Asian woman to death in her apartment, refused to attend his arraignment on Wednesday.
2 years ago
In this Feb. 14, 2022, file photo, Assamad Nash is escorted by police officers from the 5th Precinct in New York.
2 years ago

Man charged with federal hate crime after attacking Asian American student

A Cincinnati man has been charged with a federal hate crime for attacking an Asian-American University of Cincinnati student in 2021.
2 years ago
University of Cincinnati entrance sign is seen in this stock photo in Cincinnati, on Feb. 27, 2021.
2 years ago

Suspect arrested for allegedly attacking Asian woman in NYC

The suspect involved in an unprovoked attack on a 59-year-old Asian woman near Times Square has been charged with a hate crime.
2 years ago
Surveillance video shows an incident where a woman was slashed with a box cutter in an while she was walking in Midtown Manhattan, New York, July 31, 2022.
2 years ago

Biden tweets out video of BTS visit to Oval Office

BTS visited President Joe Biden in the Oval Office Tuesday, addressing Anti-Asian hate crimes.
2 years ago
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre welcomes members of the South Korean pop group BTS to the daily press briefing at the White House in Wasington, May 31, 2022,
2 years ago

Advocates turn to public health approach to combat anti-Asian hate

Stop AAPI Hate's No Place for Hate policy initiative uses a public health approach to ending hate crimes and bias incidents.
2 years ago
Members of the Asian community and other minorities demonstrate against discrimination towards Asian people, in the Oakland, Calif., May 15, 2021.
2 years ago

Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander chefs speak on hate

In the past year, ‘Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate’ has raised nearly half a million dollars. The community honors the blend of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander cuisine across the U.S.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander chefs speak on hate
2 years ago

Dallas shooting may be linked to attack on Asian businesses

The shooting of three Korean women in the Hair World Salon in the city's Koreatown on Wednesday afternoon could be hate motivated, Dallas police said.
2 years ago
Police released a security camera image of a gunman seen running from a triple shooting on May 11, 2022, at a hair salon in the Dallas' Koreatown district.
2 years ago

AANHPI chefs come together to fight anti-Asian hate

Chefs Kevin Tien and Tim Ma, founders of Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate, have hosted dinners to raise money for a cause close to their hearts.
2 years ago
VIDEO: AANHPI chefs come together to fight anti-Asian hate
2 years ago

Stop The Hate: A Call for Unity

One year after the Atlanta spa shootings, this 30-minute special looks at the racial issues affecting Asian Americans and how the AAPI community is coming together to curb hate.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Stop The Hate: A Call for Unity
2 years ago

‘We have a lot of pain and damage to undo’: Congresswoman on AAPI attacks

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., on the surge in attacks against Asian Americans and potential solutions to reduce the violence.
2 years ago
VIDEO: ‘We have a lot of pain and damage to undo’: Congresswoman on AAPI attacks
2 years ago

Rise in AAPI hate crimes has many Asian Americans feeling under attack

One year after the deadly Atlanta spa mass shootings, KGO’s Dion Lim takes an in-depth look at the alarming rise in anti-Asian hate crimes across the country.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Rise in AAPI hate crimes has many Asian Americans feeling under attack
2 years ago

‘We are all Americans’: George Takei on attacks on Asian Americans

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with actor and activist George Takei on the history of violence and discrimination Asian Americans have faced in the U.S. for decades.
2 years ago
VIDEO: ‘We are all Americans’: George Takei on attacks on Asian Americans
2 years ago

Sons of Atlanta spa shooting victims reflect on somber anniversary

It's been a year since a gunman killed eight people at Asian-owned and operated spas and for two men who lost their mothers to the violence, the pain and anger are still raw.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Sons of Atlanta spa shooting victims reflect on somber anniversary
2 years ago

Asian Americans remain on edge as violence against community grows

Activists say more work needs to be done to ensure those in the AAPI community feel safe as the number of reported attacks and harassment have grown in the last year.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Asian Americans remain on edge as violence against community grows
2 years ago

Atlanta spa victims' families reflect on 1-year anniversary, anti-Asian hate

The families who lost loved ones in last year's Atlanta spa shootings say they are pushing through despite the still fresh pain and rise in anti-Asian violence.
2 years ago
In this March 16, 2021, file photo, law enforcement personnel are seen outside a massage parlor where multiple people where shot and killed in Atlanta.
2 years ago

Dozens of vigils across US honor Atlanta spa shooting victims

A year ago, a white man opened fire on three spas in Atlanta, killing eight people, including six Asian women. Demonstrators call for an end to racial hate and bias.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Dozens of vigils across US honor Atlanta spa shooting victims
2 years ago

Suspect in fatal stabbing of Asian woman indicted

Assamad Nash, 25, is charged with murder and sexually motivated burglary.
2 years ago
Assamad Nash, 25, is charged with murder and sexually motivated burglary.
2 years ago

Asian American groups in New York to receive $10 million in state funding

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is giving $10 million to Asian America organizations.
2 years ago
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Governor of New York Kathy Hochul, and New York City Mayor Eric Adams attend the Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown in New York, Feb. 20, 2022.
3 years ago

Olympic gold medalist reveals she was victim of racist attack

Suni Lee, the first Hmong American Olympian, told PopSugar that when she was out with friends a car drove by and the occupants yelled anti-Asian slurs and used pepper spray.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Olympic gold medalist reveals she was victim of racist attack
3 years ago

Hate crimes against Asians rose 76% in 2020 amid pandemic, FBI says

The FBI republished hate crime data on Monday after an error in Ohio.
3 years ago
People hold signs as they march during a rally to support Stop Asian Hate at the Logan Square Monument in Chicago, March 20, 2021.
3 years ago

FBI warns of jump in hate crime attacks

The number of people being attacked based on race spiked dramatically in 2020, according to new crime data reported to the FBI, especially targeting African Americans and Asian Americans.
3 years ago
VIDEO: FBI warns of jump in hate crime attacks
3 years ago

City apologizes to Asian Americans a century after arson eviscerated its Chinatown

A descendant of a survivor of the 1887 Chinatown arson said this brings "peace."
3 years ago
This May 4, 1887, photo provided by History San Jose, part of the History San Jose Photographic Collection, shows a fire at Market Street in Chinatown in San Jose, Calif.
3 years ago

Man charged with hate crime after verbal, physical assault on family of Asian descent

A man has been charged with a hate crime after verbally abusing and physically assaulting a family of Asian descent while on vacation in Florida.
3 years ago
Wade Anton, 54, of Forney, Texas, has been arrested in Okaloosa, Florida, and charged with a hate crime after allegedly verbally abusing and physically assaulting a family of Asian descent while on vacation on Thursday, June 10, 2021.
3 years ago

AAPI hate: Graphic breaks down incidents and victims

Over 6,600 hate incidents targeting Asians and Pacific Islanders were reported from March 2020 to March 2021, according to Stop AAPI Hate data.
3 years ago
People gather at the Solidarity Against AAPI Hate rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on May 31, 2021.
3 years ago

Man wanted for punching Asian woman in 'unprovoked attack'

The 75-year-old woman suffered a fractured nose and right orbital bone, police said.
3 years ago
The 75-year-old woman suffered a fractured nose and right orbital bone, police said.
3 years ago

Man wanted for punching Asian woman in 'unprovoked attack' in broad daylight

Police have released surveillance video showing a man punching a 75-year-old Asian woman in the face in broad daylight.
3 years ago
The New York City Police Department released surveillance video of a suspect in an attack on May 26, 2021.
3 years ago

‘GMA’ Deals and Steals to celebrate AAPI-owned small businesses

Tory Johnson has exclusive discounts for “GMA” viewers in time for AAPI Heritage Month.
3 years ago
VIDEO: ‘GMA’ Deals and Steals to celebrate AAPI-owned small businesses
3 years ago

Subway hate crime investigation in New York City

The NYPD is searching for a suspect who it said pushed an Asian man onto subway tracks in Queens. A good Samaritan helped pull the victim onto the platform before a train arrived.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Subway hate crime investigation in New York City
3 years ago

Rep. Grace Meng shares racist voicemails she’s received

The first vice chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus discusses the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act that just passed the Senate and is on its way to the House.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Rep. Grace Meng shares racist voicemails she’s received
3 years ago

Finding healing in humor: Standing in solidarity against anti-Asian hate

Asian comedians on how comedy can be a source of healing, education and awareness about the Asian American experience.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Finding healing in humor: Standing in solidarity against anti-Asian hate
3 years ago

Death of 17-year-old Asian American girl being investigated as hate crime

The FBI is now investigating the death of Maggie Long, an Asian American teen, as a hate crime.
3 years ago
The death of 17-year-old Maggie Long is now being investigated as a hate crime, according to the Denver Federal Bureau of Investigation.
3 years ago

Biden signs anti-Asian hate crime bill marking 'significant break' in partisanship

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris delivered remarks Thursday ahead of Biden signing into law the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act.
3 years ago
President Joe Biden signs the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 20, 2021.
3 years ago

Woman attacked in NYC hate incident discusses how she’s spreading awareness: Part 1

Vilma Kari was brutally attacked in March and her story became emblematic of the sweeping rise of anti-Asian hate in the U.S. An NYPD inspector is encouraging victims to report crimes.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Woman attacked in NYC hate incident discusses how she’s spreading awareness: Part 1
3 years ago

Head of NYPD’s Asian Hate Crimes Task Force empowers community: Part 2

While growing up in Brooklyn, Tommy Ng was robbed twice but he didn’t report it to police. Today, he’s encouraging others to speak out and fight back by teaching self-defense.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Head of NYPD’s Asian Hate Crimes Task Force empowers community: Part 2
3 years ago

Asian American woman who survived brutal attack speaks out

ABC News’ Juju Chang sat down with 65-year-old Vilma Kari, who was attacked by a man in New York City last month. President Joe Biden signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act on Thursday.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Asian American woman who survived brutal attack speaks out
3 years ago

Death of Asian American teen being investigated as hate crime

The FBI is now investigating the 2017 death of Maggie Long, an Asian American teen, as a hate crime.
3 years ago
The FBI is now investigating the 2017 death of Maggie Long, an Asian American teen, as a hate crime.
3 years ago

Hate crimes bill comes amid rise in violence against Asian Americans

How the new law affects the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and how hate crimes are prosecuted.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Hate crimes bill comes amid rise in violence against Asian Americans
3 years ago

President Biden signs COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

The bill, which aims to curb a striking rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was passed by both the House and Senate and signed into law by President Joe Biden.
3 years ago
The bill, which aims to curb a striking rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was passed by both the House and Senate and signed into law by President Joe Biden.
3 years ago

How a woman attacked in NYC is helping other victims of anti-Asian violence

The attack is one of thousands of reported anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander incidents.
3 years ago
Today, Vilma Kari courageously aims to transform her attack into a vehicle for change.
3 years ago

Woman attacked in alleged anti-Asian NYC hate crime breaks silence

Vilma Kari, 65, says she is physically “healing well,” after she was knocked down and stomped on by her attacker on the streets of New York, “but mentally, emotionally, I'm not there yet.”
3 years ago
VIDEO: Woman attacked in alleged anti-Asian NYC hate crime breaks silence
3 years ago

House passes anti-Asian hate crimes bill, legislation awaits Biden's signature

The House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to give final passage to the Senate COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to address the rise in violence against Asian Americans.
3 years ago
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during a new conference with House Democrats and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus on the "Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act" on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 18, 2021.