Filipinos among main victims of hate crimes in US – group

Filipinos are said to be victims of hate crimes in America, according to a report by the anti-Asian racism coalition.

In the Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) national report dated Aug. 12, it was stated that Chinese had the highest incidence of hate incidents (43.5%), compared to other ethnic groups from March 19, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

Chinese nationals were followed by Koreans (16.8%) and Filipinos (9.1%), followed by Japanese (8.6%), and Vietnamese (8.2%).

From March 19, 2020, to June 30, 2021, the group recorded 9,081 racist and hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders communities.

The group added that hate incidents also increased from 6,603 in April 2021 to 9,081 in June 2021.

Of such incidents, verbal harassment cases were highest at 63.7%, followed by shunning or avoidance of AAPI at 16.5%.

According to Philippine Consul General in New York Elmer Cato, possibly one of the reasons for the increase in hate crimes is the blame on Asians for the outbreak.

“Since the virus originated in Asia, some people are blaming Asians for the outbreak,” the official said.

The Philippine Consulate General in New York has recorded 18 cases of hate crimes against Filipinos by 2021.

In March, a Filipina was attacked in New York, the latest in a long list of violence against the Asian community in America.

Filipinos among main victims of hate crimes in US – group

The   of a building clearly shows an unknown man who suddenly kicked a 65-year-old Filipina-American.

The lady is walking to church.

According to doctors, the victim had a broken pelvis and a wound in the head, but she was safe and could recover.

Some Asian American leaders in New York are outraged at the spread of so-called “hate crime” against Americans of Asian descent.

In January 2020, Chinese nationals and other people of Asian descent shared their stories online on how they experienced  and xenophobia as the new strain spreads across the globe.

In France, a local newspaper headlined “Yellow Alert,” which echoes historic Western racist and derogatory term, “Yellow Peril.” The paper later apologized in a tweet.

In Japan, #ChineseDon’tComeToJapan trended on Twitter.

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