Support for AAAPI Community Members

Anti-AAAPI (Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander) violence is rising in the U.S., and hate has no place in our community.

  • According to the Pew Research Center survey, three in 10 Asian Americans (31%) report having experienced racial slurs or racist jokes since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • Between March 19, 2020, and February 29, 2021, the Stop AAPI Hate national reporting center received 3,795 reports of anti-AAAPI bias and hate. Incidents were reported from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • 68% of the incidents were reported by women.
  • These incidents ranged from online harassment to civil rights violations, such as workplace discrimination and being barred from transportation, to verbal harassment, shunning, and physical assault (which made up 11.1% of the reported incidents).
  • Verbal harassment and shunning were the most common forms of bias/discrimination and made up 68.1% of the reports.
  • The largest percentage of incidents occurred in businesses and in public places; 2.5% of the incidents occurred at universities.
  • As of February 28th, 503 reports had been made in 2021.
  • The rise in anti-AAAPI bias/discrimination is connected with the covid-19 pandemic. Media reports using derogatory language against Asians and people of Asian descent and postings by politicians on social media platforms have exacerbated the situation.

What can we do?

  • Be an ally. Show support for our Asian and Asian American friends, classmates, and coworkers. Condemn acts of hatred and bias when you see them - don’t ignore them.
  • Review our Strategic Action Plan for Diversity and Inclusion as a reminder of how we expect each other to support and give voice to underrepresented groups on campus. Students can find immediate support in a variety of ways:
  • University Counseling Center: 315-229-5392
  • Nationwide, 24-hour Crisis Counseling Service: 315-229-1914
  • Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion: 315-229-1881 (kflint@stlawu.edu)
  • Chaplain’s Office: 315-229-5062 (swhitehead@stlawu.edu)
  • International Student Services: tlama@stlawu.edumputney@stlawu.edu
  • Faculty and staff members can find support through the Employee Assistance Program. For more information, contact Human Resources at 315-229-5596.

Report an Incident

Hate has no place in the St. Lawrence community. If you believe you have experienced a bias-related incident or know someone who has, please submit a Bias Incident Report right away. In an emergency situation, Safety and Security is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 315-229-5555.

Here is a list of organizations that provide support for AAAPI individuals:

https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-to-help-asian-communities-2021.html 

Sources:

  1. Stand With the AAPI Community: Resources and Actions. Weave News https://www.weavenews.org/stories/2021/3/19/stand-with-the-aapi-community-resources-and-actions
  2. Stop AAPI Hate: National Report, 3/19/20 – 2/28/21, by Russell Jeung Ph.D., Aggie Yellow Horse, Ph.D., Tara Popovic, and Richard Lim https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.69.231/a1w.90d.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/210312-Stop-AAPI-Hate-National-Report-.pdf
  3. Many Black and Asian Americans Say They Have Experienced Discrimination Amid the Covid 19 Outbreak, Pew Research Center, July 1, 2020. https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2020/07/01/many-black-and-asian-americans-say-they-have-experienced-discrimination-amid-the-covid-19-outbreak/ 
  4. Trump Adds to Asian Americans’ Fears, by  Seashia Yang, Human Rights Watch, April 1, 2020. https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/04/01/trump-adds-asian-americans-fears
  5. There Were 3800 Anti-Asian Racist Incidents, Mostly Against Women, In Past Year, by Kimmy Yam, March 16, 2021. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/there-were-3-800-anti-asian-racist-incidents-mostly-against-n1261257
  6. Covid 19 Fueling Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Worldwide, Human Rights Watch, May 12, 2020. https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/05/12/covid-19-fueling-anti-asian-racism-and-xenophobia-worldwide