Times coverage of anti-Asian racism during the pandemic
Since before pandemic lockdowns and closures hit California, racism and violence have been targeted at people of Asian descent here, around the U.S. and beyond. The Times has covered these issues with reporting on incidents, survey results, reactions and people’s efforts to resist hate and violence, as well as opinion coverage. And, more recently, there’s the coverage of the Atlanta-area shootings that killed eight people, six of whom were women of Asian heritage, and their aftermath.
People who are primed to think about the COVID-19 pandemic are more likely to discriminate against Asian and Latino Americans, a study finds.
A toxic stew of anti-Asian racism, anti-vaccine vitriol roils Orange County
People in Little Saigon are anxious and angry after Board of Supervisors Chairman Andrew Do was called a ‘communist parasite’ and told to ‘go back to Vietnam.’
A report finds that the frequency of reported anti-Asian incidents, from taunts to assaults, in the U.S. this year is poised to surpass last year’s.
From assaults on senior citizens in the Bay Area to the shooting of six women at Atlanta-area spas, violence against Asians has surged during the pandemic.
A man walking beside the Asian American woman Monday night in Culver City punched and shoved her into the street, according to surveillance footage.
Two men were randomly slapped while riding Metro. The transit organization is trying to find who assaulted them.
For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we asked for strategies to disarm microaggressions. A Columbia University expert offers four tactics.
‘The Joy Luck Club’ cast and author Amy Tan will reunite Friday to explore how the book’s film adaptation changed Asian American representation in Hollywood.
Tommy Gong, elections chief in San Luis Obispo County and a third-generation American, is targeted because of his ethnicity.
Life changed this week for L.A. girl-punk band the Linda Lindas, whose library performance of “Racist, Sexist Boy” blew up the internet.
Hosted by “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Masked Singer” star Ken Jeong, the star-studded “See Us Unite for Change” will celebrate AAPI Heritage Month.
Charles Yu, the National Book Award-winning author of ‘Interior Chinatown,’ joins the L.A. Times Book Club in a chat with film critic Justin Chang.
The bill will next goes to the White House for President Biden’s signature as early as the end of the week.
Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta, who says he was called racist names and never felt like he belonged while growing up in the Sacramento area, calls fighting anti-Asian racism one of his top priorities.
On May 19 at 6 p.m., Ada Tseng, assistant editor of the L.A. Times utility team, and reporter Agnes Constante will speak with mental health experts and community organizers about Asian American gender-based violence.
EDM acts often hide their identity. For Asian American star Zhu, that’s always had two meanings
Finally back performing in front of a live crowd, dance-music star Zhu reflects on his year in lockdown and the violence against the AAPI community.
Many Asian Americans deal with microaggressions that may not seem like a big deal to others but can take a toll. What are your strategies for how to respond?
Aminder Dhaliwal’s second book, ‘Cyclopedia Exotica,’ which began on Instagram, depicts one-eyed people who are fetishized, harassed and undervalued.
Hate crimes against Asian Americans had increased as of earlier this year in Los Angeles, according to a recent report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.
Californians are finally acknowledging Asians are ‘frequently’ discriminated against, survey shows
The survey also found that 73% of Asian residents worry about being victims of a hate crime. That’s higher than the share of Black and Latino residents, 61% and 58% respectively.
Report shows breadth of anti-Asian racism with attacks from Alhambra to Michigan, in schools, restaurants
New report shows the breadth of anti-Asian racism, with attacks reported in hospitals, restaurants and schools
Asian Americans in healthcare feel the jarring anguish of being racially targeted because of the coronavirus while working to save people from it.
Reports of anti-Asian hate crimes jumped 223% in New York, 140% in San Francisco and 80% in Los Angeles in the first quarter, a researcher finds.
James Redford, son of Robert Redford, died before the Sundance premiere of his biodoc on author Amy Tan that’s now on PBS. She talks about writing and more.
Op-Ed: A hate crime law is a start. But it will take much more to make Asian Americans feel safer
Preventing anti-Asian attacks requires addressing hate at its roots. Community-driven and educational initiatives could help.
Police say a 61-year-old Chinese American man was assaulted by a man who kicked him repeatedly in the head in New York’s East Harlem neighborhood.
She couldn’t eradicate anti-Asian hate crimes. So she made a handbook on how to fight them
‘How to Report a Hate Crime’ comes in languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese, with specific versions for L.A. and Orange counties.
Elderly Korean couple attacked in Orange park by same man who harassed Olympian, police say
Police say the suspect also attacked an elderly Korean couple in an Orange park. Authorities are calling both of the incidents hate crimes.
There were 15 hate crimes reported against Asian Americans in 2020, the LAPD found, up from seven in 2019 and nine the previous year.
Olivia Munn, Ken Jeong and other stars remind us: ‘Anti-Asian violence is not new’
A star-studded new PSA from “Be Water”director Bao Nguyen presents a timeline of anti-Asian racism and violence in the United States.
The local group Nailing It for America will join Thuy Nga Productions for the April 24 benefit concert.
Kokumai has not yet decided if she will file a police report but said she shared the incident with her 25,000 Instagram followers to get the word out.
The move by the county Board of Supervisors follows several violent attacks against Asian Americans and would explore how to better combat hate crimes in the county.
Jully Lee, a nominee for a recent L.A. theater award, pronounces her name like “Julie.” It matters in the theater industry and in the world at large.
The Atlanta shootings revealed a less-recognized and growing segment of the Asian American immigration story — one that doesn’t fit the stereotype.
How can we address anti-Asian racism? Actor George Takei joins a discussion with Times staffers Teresa Watanabe, Anh Do and Ada Tseng on anti-Asian violence and hate crimes.
The shootings in Atlanta have prompted questions about who benefits from white supremacy. That it’s no one of color has made solidarity a lot easier.
Column: Asian and Black Americans experience racism differently. But we need to unite against hate
Can Black Americans and Asian Americans make common cause in battling white supremacy?
Representation isn’t just about visibility. Shootings remind us it’s about life and death
What role can art play in opening eyes to the humanity of people different from ourselves? After the Atlanta-area shootings, the answer is urgent.
California turned anti-Chinese and anti-Japanese sentiment into a national movement.
If you see someone harassing or being violent toward another person, what are your options to act and intervene safely? Plus more tips on how to be a good ally.
Column: A deranged white man aiming his bullets at Asians: The urgent lesson of 1989 Stockton massacre
The gunman, armed with a semiautomatic rifle, killed five children and wounded 29 others at an elementary school Jan. 17, 1989.
A gathering in San Francisco called for an end to hate against Asians in wake of shootings in Atlanta.
In the wake of this week’s shootings at three Atlanta-area spas, advocates hope the national focus on hate crimes and incidents toward Asian Americans will empower more people to report their experiences.
Tracy Quan, a novelist and an advocate for sex workers, urges more focus on American “puritanism” as an underlying cause of the Atlanta-area spa killings.
In L.A., groups like J-TOWN Action と Solidarity, Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (CCED) and KTown for Black Lives are organizing on Instagram.
Column: A racist mob burned Santa Ana’s Chinatown to the ground. It still serves as a lesson
Too few of us see the recent anti-Asian madness for what it is: a plague that can only end when non-Asian Americans see the blind spot within us.
Novelist Steph Cha writes that the face of anti-Asian violence has always been white. It’s the face of a system that devalues and scapegoats Asians.
The author of “Gold Diggers,” a novel set in Atlanta’s South Asian community, mourns the security she once felt among strip malls that are now crime scenes.
Violence has Asian Americans questioning how far they have really come in their American journey
Many Asian Americans are bristling with pain and fury, seeing the Atlanta killings as a culmination of a steady drumbeat of racist attacks.
The 21-year-old man suspected in the Tuesday spa shootings was taken into custody in southwest Georgia hours later.
Asian Americans have been verbally and physically attacked, shunned during pandemic, study shows
About 68% of the anti-Asian attacks documented during the pandemic were verbal harassment, 21% were shunning and 11% were physical assaults.
Immigration helped make Asians the fastest-growing minority group in America. But the volatility of the issue has fueled a rise in xenophobia and hate.
Violence and hate incidents directed at Asian Americans have surged across California since the pandemic, with some blaming Asians because of the coronavirus’ origins in Wuhan, China.
There were 15 anti-Asian hate crimes reported in the city in 2020, compared to seven in 2019
Sacramento Zoom class shows school employee making slant-eyed gesture, disparaging Asians
Elected officials across the city have lambasted the incident as racist stereotyping.
Man who left a dead cat in front of Asian-owned business is investigated for a possible hate crime
Sacramento police are investigating the incident at a butcher shop owned by a family of Chinese descent as a possible bias or hate-related crime.
Daniel Dae Kim on the rise in anti-Asian hate: ‘This has been going on for too long’
‘It’s about not being silent, whether you’re a witness or a victim,’ actor Daniel Dae Kim told CNN’s Chris Cuomo of violence toward Asians and Asian Americans.
Surveillance shows a man in a hoodie violently pushing an elderly man from behind.
Some Asian Americans and immigrants wore masks readily. In a brutal election year, it made them heroes, targets, prophets
COVID-19: Many Asian Americans and immigrants in the San Gabriel Valley wore masks way ahead of others out of courtesy
Six Buddhist temples in and near Orange County’s Little Saigon community are defaced in the last month.
The Times once ran alarmist stories about “heathen Chinee” and supported the incarceration Japanese Americans during World War II. We’ve since made headway, but we still need to improve coverage of Asian Americans.
‘You started the corona!’ As anti-Asian hate incidents explode, climbing past 800, activists push for aid
As more Californians report anti-Asian hate incidents, activists push Gov. Gavin Newsom for aid.
A woman who gained notoriety making racist, anti-Asian comments on Wednesday used bigoted slurs to an Asian man on Thursday.
‘We do not want you here’: Video of woman’s racist tirade against another woman exercising at Torrance park goes viral.
Enough is enough, says a growing number of creatives from the fashion industry, including designer Kimora Lee Simmons, stylist Jeanne Yang and designer Prabal Gurung.
As early in April 2020, Asian Americans understood that an epidemic of Asian hate crimes were on the rise. Staff videographer Albert Brave Tiger Lee speaks to John Lee Year of the Ox, Erika Lee, Tzi Ma and Russell Jeung about #WashtheHate.
Column: ‘It’s just too much’: Asian Americans confront xenophobia, economic devastation and the coronavirus
It’s been a long week for all of us, so forgive me if I don’t have the energy to participate in a debate about whether President Trump calling the virus “Chinese” is racist.
The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting routines for many Asian American seniors, threatening to cut off beloved social activities.
Viruses often spark panic. But the coronavirus has spread something else besides misinformation and false rumors: xenophobia and anti-China sentiment.