COVID-19 Resources to Fight Bullying and Hate

Amid fears of the COVID-19 virus, incidents of bullying and racism against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community have been on the rise. Together, let’s fight the virus of xenophobia.

 

Join The Conversation With #CovidConvos

On April 3, 2020, Act To Change hosted our first virtual COVID-19 CONVOS: Rising Above Bullying & Hate with actor, author, and Act To Change chair Maulik Pancholy; Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06); 19th Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Vivek Murthy; and actor Hudson Yang. View the recording. Also check out answers to some questions we didn’t get to in the live convo.

Our second COVID-19 CONVOS on April 17, 2020 featured Maulik Pancholy; Teach For America’s Sarah Ha; and actor, writer, and producer Randall Park. View the recording.

Our third COVID-19 CONVOS on May 1, 2020 kicking off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month featured Maulik Pancholy and professional basketball player Jeremy Lin. View the recording.

Report an Incident

StandAgainstHatred.org: Reporting also available in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese

Stop AAPI Hate: Reporting also available in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, and Japanese

What We’re Seeing

  • Why I’ve Stopped Telling People I’m Not Chinese, New York Times
  • How COVID-19 Inflamed Racism towards Asian Americans, The Scarlet
  • Violence Against Asian Americans Is on the Rise – But It’s Part of a Long History, TIME
  • Coronavirus Racism Infected My High School, New York Times
  • Asian Americans describe ‘gut punch’ of racist attacks during coronavirus pandemic, PBS NewsHour
  • ‘I Become A Person of Suspicion,’ New York Times
  • Cyberbullying may increase during COVID-19 pandemic, expert says, Healio
  • Surging anti-Asian hate crimes being tracked during coronavirus pandemic: “Things are getting very physical,” CBS News
  • The Slur I Never Expected to Hear in 2020, New York Times 
  • Racists ‘Zoom bomb’ an AP Chinese class in Massachusetts school, AsAmNews
  • In Houston’s new normal, different curve emerges: Outward racism toward Asian Americans, Houston Chronicle
  • FBI concerned about potential for hate crimes during coronavirus pandemic, CNN
  • ‘Anti-Asian racism has come roaring back with Covid-19’: Cathy Park Hong on being Asian American, The Guardian
  • FBI warns of potential surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans amid coronavirus, ABC News
  • This Is What It’s Like To Be An Asian Woman In The Age of The Coronavirus, Huffington Post
  • Asian Americans face new coronavirus racist incidents from coast to coast, AsAmNews
  • Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety, New York Times
  • Racist Attacks Against Asians Continue to Rise as the Coronavirus Threat Grows, People
  • Bullies attack Asian American teen at school, accusing him of having coronavirus, CBS News
  • ‘Comedians’ Sign Racist ‘Kung Flu Fighting’ Song No One Asked For, NextShark
  • Confronting Anti-Asian Discrimination during Coronavirus Crisis, New Yorker
  • “Words Matter”: Asian Americans confront Trump’s Chinese Virus rhetoric, NBC News
  • Congressman Ted Lieu: Trump is stoking xenophobic panic, Washington Post
  • From Model Minority to Yellow Peril, NBC News
  • The coronavirus and the long history of using diseases to justify xenophobia, Washington Post
  • Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus, Teaching Tolerance
  • On Virality, Corona or Otherwise, Synapsis
  • The Isolation of Being Asian While COVID-19 Racism is Infecting Our Country, The Mighty
  • As Coronavirus Spreads, So Does Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Racism, TIME
  • When Xenophobia Spreads Like A Virus, NPR Podcast
  • Angry Asian Man Blog
  • Crimes Against Asians Facebook Group, NextShark

What We’re Doing

Resources to Help

You can also text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.

 

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or chat online for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Outside the U.S.? Visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for resources.