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May Announcements: Welcoming Nehanda Tankasala and Honoring Jennifer Lee

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We are excited to announce that Nehanda Tankasala has joined the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) as the AAPI Data Senior Fellow. Nehanda has training in clinical research and a background in community-based public health research addressing structural inequities. They join from the South Asian Public Health Association, where they studied the impact of COVID-19, xenophobia, and hate …

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This figure depicts perceptions of whether or not hate crimes have increased, stayed about the same, or decreased in the past year against different groups. For perceptions of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: 48% of respondents said they increased, 39% said they stayed the same, 10% said they decreased, and 4% had no answer. For hate crimes against Black people: 29% of respondents said they increased, 46% said they stayed about the same, 22% said they decreased, and 3% had no answer. For hate crimes against Hispanic/Latinx people: 20% of respondents said they increased, 61% said they stayed about the same, 15% said they decreased, and 4% had no answer.

Data reveal power of Asian American organizing and how hate crimes broadly affect Asian American, Black, and other communities of color

BY JANELLE WONG AND SARA SADHWANI

The past year has shown the power of Asian American organizers to respond to community crises, particularly the killing of eight people, including 6 Asian American women, by a white gunman in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16, 2021.

This figure depicts perceptions of whether or not hate crimes have increased, stayed about the same, or decreased in the past year against different groups. For perceptions of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: 48% of respondents said they increased, 39% said they stayed the same, 10% said they decreased, and 4% had no answer. For hate crimes against Black people: 29% of respondents said they increased, 46% said they stayed about the same, 22% said they decreased, and 3% had no answer. For hate crimes against Hispanic/Latinx people: 20% of respondents said they increased, 61% said they stayed about the same, 15% said they decreased, and 4% had no answer.

New data from AAPI Data and Momentive, based on a survey of more than 16,500 adults, …

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This chart depicts Asian American experiences with hate crimes/incidents over the years.

A Year After Atlanta

As we honor the victims, we ask: how much has anti-Asian hate changed?

BY JENNIFER LEE AND KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN

One year ago, a mass shooting in Atlanta catapulted anti-Asian violence and hate onto a national platform when a 21-year-old white man murdered eight people—including six Asian women—in three Asian-owned massage parlors. Working low-wage jobs that required not only their physical …

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This chart depicts experiences with hate incidents/crimes for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. For Pacific Islanders: 23% have experienced an incident, 14% have experienced an incident in 2021 or 2022, 12% have experienced an incident in 2021, and 8% have experienced an incident in early 2022 (up to March). For Asian Americans, 29% have experienced an incident, 16% experienced an incident in 2021 or 2022, 15% experienced an incident in 2021, and 8% experienced an incident in early 2022 (up to March)

Press Release: New Survey from Momentive and AAPI Data Offers Important Correctives on Hate in America

Data reveal hate crimes broadly affecting Asian, Black, and other communities of color; Asian American men also report significant hate incidents

SAN MATEO, Calif. and RIVERSIDE, Calif.,
March 16, 2022

One year ago, on March 16, 2021, a lone white gunman entered three spas in the Atlanta area and killed eight people—including six Asian American women, one white woman, one …

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Racial conservatism is not the key to young Asian American voters

BY JOEY GOODMAN, RAHUL VERMA, AND CHRIS PHAN

In the aftermath of the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election, a widely-accepted narrative explaining Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin’s victory over former Democratic governor Terry McAuliffe has taken hold: a focus on education and critical race theory (CRT) was pivotal for Youngkin’s win. Some commentators in turn attributed his win to Asian American voters. …

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NCAPA / AAPI Data Fellow position now open!

The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), in partnership with AAPI Data, seeks to hire a full-time fellow to serve as the NCAPA/AAPI Data Fellow. The position will be responsible for supporting NCAPA and AAPI Data’s collaborative work around data equity.

Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen awareness of policy priorities and the connections between data and policy between AAPI

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