7/23/20 – Stop AAPI Hate has received 63 incident reports of anti-Asian American hate in Texas from March 19, 2020 through July 1, 2020. These numbers are based on self-reported incidents and do not reflect the number of incidents that actually occur, but emerging trends can be identified about the nature and extent of COVID-19 discrimination.
Types of Discrimination
- Verbal harassment (63%) and shunning (24%) constitute the most common form of hate incidents reported by Asian Americans in Texas.
- Physical assaults constituted 22% of reported incidents — more than twice the national rate (9%).
- Potential civil rights violations, including workplace discrimination, being barred from establishments, and being barred from transportation, constituted 13% of reported incidents.
Trends in Discrimination
- Youth reported 16% of the incidents in Texas, compared to nationally where youth report 10% of the incidents.
- Seven out of ten respondents are non-Chinese, reflecting that broader segments of the Asian American community are being racially profiled.
- Men reported as many incidents of harassmentas women, which counters the national pattern, where women report 70% of incidents.
- Incidents included reports from the five largest cities in Texas, including Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, and Fort Worth.
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