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We speak with 7 activists about what they've been doing in their own neighborhoods to combat violence and hate against Asian Americans. Artwork by @arielabergriger :

Following the recent wave of violence against Asian Americans, members of the community in Orange County are taking charge and learning how to defend themselves in the event of an attack.

Experts discuss the long-standing anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S., how the normalization of hatred and blame has led to an increase in violence against Asian Americans, and the role physicians play as allies when they witness prejudiced behavior.

Asian Americans wary about school amid virus, violence

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been nearly 4,000 attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide. Fear of retaliation, mistrust of police, language barriers and technology gaps fuel underreporting of anti-Asian violence.

Experts discuss the long-standing anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S., how the normalization of hatred and blame has led to an increase in violence against Asian Americans, and the role physicians play as allies when they witness prejudiced behavior.

Asian Americans wary about school amid virus, violence

Experts discuss the long-standing anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S., how the normalization of hatred and blame has led to an increase in violence against Asian Americans, and the role physicians play as allies when they witness prejudiced behavior.

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Hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans and Asian immigrants have skyrocketed during the pandemic. That’s why our Administration has taken actions to address these xenophobic attacks. We must continue to commit ourselves to combating racism and discrimination.

Today @PresElectBiden  and I met with Asian American leaders in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss the rise in attacks against the community. We want Asian Americans in Georgia and across our nation to know: We won't be silent. We won't standby. We will always speak out against violence.

Recently a Congressional resolution condemning violence against Asian Americans was OPPOSED by 164 Republican members of Congress! Stunning. Stupid. Hateful. Why would a party want to implode like this? A party clinging to white privilege, white supremacy. GOP - R.I.P.

The increase in violence against Asian-Americans is alarming, vile & un-American.

"Is this patriot enough?" West Chester, Ohio, trustee Lee Wong lifted his shirt at a town hall meeting Tuesday to bare vicious scars from his service in the U.S. military, as he called for an end to racial discrimination and violence against Asian Americans.

Attacks against Asian-Americans in New York City have soared since the pandemic began, terrifying many and stoking fears of targeted violence. The xenophobia is also compounded by the economic fallout of the pandemic and fears of the coronavirus.

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"Chip Roy is a racist, he is a bigot, he is part of the problem that we are facing in this country with racism turned to violence against people of color, against Asian Americans." @kurtbardella  on Roy's remarks. #TheReidOut 

The dramatic increase in attacks against Asian Americans continues, with another last night in New York City's Chinatown. Activists & lawmakers say they believe the attacks have not been getting enough attention. @WeijiaJiangTV  spoke with some who have been impacted by the violence.

Today, @PabloTorre  and @minakimes  spoke out about the rise in violence against Asian Americans in the United States. (via @AroundtheHorn )

Asian Americans have faced increased and targeted violence amid the pandemic. It's not the first time Chinese and other immigrant populations have been held responsible for bringing in a new disease, according to historians.

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