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 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.