Stop AAPI Hate operates the nation’s largest reporting center tracking acts of hate against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Drawing from thousands of user-submitted experiences with racism, discrimination, xenophobia, and other forms of bigotry, our data and the stories we collect paint a vivid picture of anti-Asian American and anti-Pacific Islander hate and provide new insights into how it is experienced and reported.
What our data is:
- A community-generated archive that provides a unique window into how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders experience hate.
- A platform for the collective voices of our communities to be heard.
- A reflection of acts of hate – a variety of actions driven by bias that may or may not be criminal. A majority of the hate acts would not meet the legal requirements of a hate crime.
- A catalyst for further collective empowerment, action, research and inquiry.
What our data is not:
- A nationally representative or locally representative sample of hate acts. Our dataset reflects who chooses to report to Stop AAPI Hate, which may be influenced by a number of factors.
- A description of trends, or a measure of whether anti-AAPI hate acts are increasing or decreasing over time.
For more in-depth research reports, please visit our Reports page.
Guided by our commitment to community-based research, we share anonymized summaries of hate acts for counties and states where more than 100 acts have occurred. Community-based organizations, academic researchers, and others may request our data by sending an email to email@example.com.
The following takeaways represent acts of hate reported to Stop AAPI Hate and are not nationally representative of all hate acts in the U.S. directed toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
- The majority of reported acts involve verbal harassment, such as the use of racial slurs or mocking Asian American and Pacific Islander accents or languages.
- The majority of reported acts occur in everyday locales such as public streets or sidewalks, and retail or grocery stores.
- While nationally representative survey data shows that men and boys experience hate acts with about the same frequency as women and girls, most of the acts reported to us are reported by women and girls.
Why does Stop AAPI Hate report on acts of hate and not just hate crimes?
Stop AAPI Hate reports on a wide range of hate acts — actions driven by bias against one or more personal characteristics including race, gender, or sexual orientation. Some hate acts are hate crimes — or bias-motivated criminal offenses — but the majority of hate acts are non-criminal behaviors that contribute to a hostile environment. These include verbal harassment, including the use of racial slurs, and behavioral harassment, such as using the slanted-eye gesture or flipping someone off. Many formal federal and state datasets only capture hate crimes. By reporting on the broader category of hate acts, Stop AAPI Hate is able to shed light on the non-criminal acts of hate that comprise the majority of hate that Asian American and Pacific Islander communities face in everyday life.
Does Stop AAPI Hate report on offenders?
We do not collect information on the demographic characteristics of reported offenders because we choose to center the experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who experience hate. We are aware that implicit biases exist between groups, and we are not interested in contributing to racial profiling or inflaming tensions between groups. Racial data on offenders doesn’t help in developing policy to protect Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. However, we are analyzing whether offenders hold an institutional role as this has implications for our civil rights work and allows us to explore institutional racism.
What happens to my data after I report? Do you share it externally?
We will never share your personally identifiable information, such as name, phone number, or email address. Additionally, we will never share detailed information about individual reports externally, with the exception of anonymized anecdotes where you have given us explicit consent to share your story.
After you report an act of hate, Stop AAPI Hate’s team reviews and categorizes it to identify community patterns in experiencing hate. We then share an anonymized summary of all acts reported to us in our data reports and visualizations. We accompany these data summaries with anonymized anecdotes where consent has been given.
Stop AAPI Hate is a monitoring and reporting center and we do not respond to individual reports of hate acts. Our aim is to collect reports to understand and respond collectively to what is happening in our communities. This supports our advocacy efforts on local, regional, and national levels. If you need immediate assistance, please dial 911.
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