A report from Stop AAPI Hate offers a snapshot of hate incidents targeting people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Published in partnership with the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and San Francisco State Asian American Studies, and based on an analysis of the 3,795 incidents reported to Stop AAPI Hate between March 19, 2020, and February 28, 2021, the 2020-2021 National Report (11 pages, PDF) found that the most commonly reported type of discrimination was verbal harassment or name calling (68.1 percent), followed by avoidance or shunning (20.5 percent), physical assault (11.1 percent), and being coughed or spat on (7.2 percent). The largest number of incidents took place in a business (35.4 percent) or on a public street or sidewalk (25.3 percent), followed by online (10.8 percent), in a public park (9.8 percent), on public transportation (9.2 percent), in a private residence (9.2 percent), or at school (4.5 percent). Individuals identifying as female comprised 68 percent of those reporting hate incidents, while those of Chinese descent accounted for 42.2 percent of the incidents, followed by those of Korean descent (14.8 percent), "Asian" descent (9 percent), Vietnamese descent (8.5 percent), Filipino descent (7.9 percent), and Japanese descent (6.9 percent). The study also found that individuals between the ages of 26 and 35 (31 percent) accounted for the largest share of those reporting incidents.
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