12/28/20 – Since March, StopAAPI Hate has received over 2,800 incident reports of hate. In the same time frame, 32 incidents of hate in Georgia were reported to Stop AAPI Hate, the nation’s leading aggregator of COVID-19-related hate incidents against Asian Americans. These numbers are based on self-reported incidents and do not reflect the total number of incidents that have occurred in the state. While the overall number may seem small, it mirrors a significant trend found in states across the country in 2020: Asian Americans being blamed for the COVID-19 pandemic and facing racism and discrimination as a result.
Types of Discrimination
- Verbal harassment and shunning constituted the most common forms of discrimination and 80% of all incidents in Georgia.
- Almost 20% involved physical assault.
- Approximately 19% involved a civil rights violation (workplace discrimination, vandalism, or refusal of service/barred from an establishment).
Trends in Discrimination
- Women have experienced hate at three times the rate of men in Georgia.
- Almost one-third of the individuals reporting to Stop AAPI Hate from Georgia were Chinese American, followed by Korean American, and Filipinx.
- 40% of the incidents took place at private businesses.
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