Tag: Hate-crime

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Officials Attempt to Revamp Hate Crime Laws Citing Spike in Anti-Asian Violence

Following the ongoing nationwide epidemic of anti-Asian violence, lawmakers in Massachusetts have introduced new legislation aimed at updating and strengthening laws surrounding hate crimes in the state. Steve LeBlanc of the Associated Press has reported that “a national spike in anti-Asian hate crimes — including a recent mass shooting in…

anti-asian hate

Initiative to Address Anti-Asian Violence Announced by White House as Hate Crimes Continue to Spread in Cities Like New York

On March 30, President Biden announced a new federal initiative aimed at curbing and helping to address the rampant spread of anti-Asian violence across the United States in recent months. Lauren Egan of NBC News reported that President Biden will “reinstate and expand the scope of the White House Initiative…

anti-asian hate

New Report Shows Just How Significantly Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Increased in the US Last Year, Growing by Nearly 150%

As we’ve been reporting for months, America is experiencing a wave of hate-fueled anti-Asian attacks. And now a new report compiled by researchers at California State University shows just how bad the issue has become, with newly released data showing documented attacks on Asians soaring by nearly 150% over the…

asian, anti-asian, violence

Anti-Asian Racist Violence Remains Vastly Underreported

The brutal, fatal assault on Vicha Ratanapakdee, an elderly Thai man in San Francisco that took place on Jan. 28, did not happen in a vacuum. The video of an assailant shoving Ratanapakdee to the ground spread around the world, leading advocates and public figures to demand justice. But this…

Gainesville, Georgia, black, church,

Georgia Police Arrest White Teenager Before She Could Carry out Planned Attack on Black Churchgoers

A white female teenager has been arrested in Gainesville, Ga., after her high school peers told administrators on Friday about her notebook filled with plans to kill Black churchgoers at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, according to police. The 16-year-old girl was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder…

Lawrence, High School, middle school

Two NJ Teens Arrested for Using Slurs, Urinating On A Group of Black Middle School Girls at Lawrence High School Football Game

Two New Jersey 17-year-old boys have been arrested after reportedly calling a group of Black middle school girls the N-word and urinating on them at a Lawrence High School football game Oct. 18. Police say the bias incident — the way hate crimes are referred to in New Jersey law…