Asian American groups call for crackdown on racism in coronavirus era

A coalition of Asian American groups has called on the state to establish a task force to investigate hundreds of racist incidents in California against people of Asian descent since the coronavirus pandemic.

A group of protesters stand against racism at Wilson Park in Torrance on Friday, June 12, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

A coalition of Asian American groups has called on the state to establish a task force to investigate hundreds of racist incidents in California against people of AsianStop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate, which has aggregated data on these incidents, said during a Wednesday, July 1, teleconference that Asian Americans had self-reported 832 incidents of discrimination statewide, including 81 assaults and 64 potential civil rights violations, in the last three months. More than 70% of the incidents involved verbal harassment or name-calling.

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