More Than 9,000 Anti-Asian Incidents Since Pandemic Began

The frequency of anti-Asian incidents reported in the United States so far this year seems poised to surpass last year despite months of political and social activism.

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FILE - In this March 31, 2021, file photo, Jen Ho Lee, a 76-year-old South Korean immigrant, poses in her apartment in Los Angeles with a sign from a recent rally against anti-Asian hate crimes she attended. A new report released Thursday Aug. 12 has found the frequency of anti-Asian incidents, from taunts to outright assaults, reported in the United States so far this year seems poised to surpass last year despite months of political and social activism. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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The frequency of anti-Asian incidents — from taunts to outright assaults — reported in the United States so far this year seems poised to surpass last year despite months of political and social activism, according to a new report released Thursday. Stop AAPI Hate, a national coalition that became the authority on gathering data on racially motivated attacks related to the pandemic, received 9,081 incident reports between March 19, 2020, and this June. Of those,…

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