Asian American Discrimination

People take part in a rally against hate and confront the rising violence against Asian Americans at Columbus Park in the Chinatown section of Manhattan borough of New York, on Sunday, March 21, 2021.
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / Associated Press

Members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in New England are gathering to remember the six women killed in Atlanta and call for an end to hate incidents.

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong speaks at a rally on Temple Street in downtown New Haven in support of the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
Ebong Udoma / WSHU Public Radio

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of local activists in New Haven on Thursday to stand up against attacks Asian Americans. The rally was prompted by the recent mass shootings at Asian-owned massage parlors in Georgia and violence in New York City.

Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini announces the creation of an anti-hate task force in response to crimes against Asian-American people.
Courtesy Office of Suffolk County District Attorney

Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini has announced the creation of a Hate Crime Task Force to tackle bias-related incidents.

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong
Jessica Hill / AP

Members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Connecticut say people should not be surprised at the escalation of violence against their communities.

Dear Friends,

Back in early 2020, one of the first steps we took in response to the global pandemic was to apply for our first newsroom grant from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund. In May 2020, WSHU was awarded a $4,000 grant to produce the three-part series “Virus of Hate,” a deep exploration of the rise of anti-Asian racism in the age of COVID-19.

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