The COVID-19 pandemic has caused worldwide and heightened racism and xenophobia, not only in the United States but also around the world. As members of the Pasadena Area City College District, the Coalition of Asian Pacific Employees (CAPE) stand united and firm in the goals of our college in advocating for issues that promote diversity and inclusivity.
If you have been a victim of a hate crime, which is defined as a crime that involves prejudice against race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or disability, you may wish to seek help from law enforcement to report this incidence. Hate crimes in the U.S. are criminal offenses and punishable by law.
- Report incidences to your Local Police Department. Locate your nearest police department and report the incidence
- U.S. Department of Justice - Learn about Hate Crimes. The U.S. Department of Justice provides resources on what constitutes a hate crime and how federal organizations can help
- Stand Against Hatred. Asian Americans Advancing Justice are keeping track of hate crime incidents that are affecting all of us. Consider reporting your incidence to this non-profit organization
- 6 Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks. This short video provides tips on how bystanders can address racist attacks
Actor John Cho shares - “Coronavirus reminds Asian Americans like me that our belonging is conditional”