Asian Americans

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Democrats in Nassau County are proposing a new law that would extend protections under the county’s human rights law that would penalize anyone who perpetuates the notion that Asians are responsible for COVID-19.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, holds a news conference, Thursday, March 25, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer from New York has thrown his support behind a bill to combat the surge in anti-Asian hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

People attend a candlelight vigil called "Stop Asian Hate" at Almansor Park in Alhambra, Calif., Saturday night, March 20, 2021.
Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

Members of Connecticut's Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities say they are glad to see President Joe Biden’s new plan to address the rise in hate against their communities.

People attend a candlelight vigil called "Stop Asian Hate" at Almansor Park in Alhambra, Calif., Saturday night, March 20, 2021.
Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

Police have not said whether the killing of eight people in Atlanta, including six Asian women, was a hate crime. Still, the shooting is troubling many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Especially women, who reported nearly 70% of hate incidents against the community since the pandemic, according to researchers at STOP AAPI HATE.

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.

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