“The recent wave of racism and violence against Asian Americans is sadly nothing new. For far too long, we have been dismissed by society, and as a result, many of us have kept to ourselves, afraid to speak out against any hate or harm that comes our way. But enough is enough. All of us, Asians and non-Asians alike, must unite today in saying NO to xenophobia, NO to scapegoating, and NO to attacks against our seniors and most vulnerable members of our community.” –Abigail Zelenski, 2021 PABA President.
At the Philippine American Bar Association, we stand in solidarity against AAPI hate and hate in all forms. Between March 2020 and the beginning of April 2021, according to Stop AAPI Hate, there have been approximately 4,000 recorded hate incidents and hate crimes. We understand that there are likely many unreported hate incidents and hate crimes. Note that many agencies and organizations allow you to report anonymously.
If you have been a victim of or witnessed a hate incident or hate crime, we urge you to report it. Here are some available resources*:
If it is an emergency, please immediately call 9-1-1.
Los Angeles Police Department Locations
FBI Field Offices
File a Police Report Online or by Phone
- City of Los Angeles: https://www.lapdonline.org/home/content_basic_view/60409 or call the LAPD tipline at 877-529-3835.
- Los Angeles County: https://211la.org/la-vs-hate or call to report by dialing 2-1-1.
- Orange County: https://www.ocso.com/en-us/Crime-Information/File-Police-Report
- San Bernardino County: http://www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us/cityhall/police_department/report_a_crime.asp
- Stop AAPI Hate: https://stopaapihate.org/reportincident
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA: https://www.standagainsthatred.org/resources
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA): https://www.napaba.org/page/HateCrimeResources
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (for discrimination and harassment in the workplace)
California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (for discrimination and harassment in employment and housing)
Los Angeles Civil Rights Department (for discrimination by businesses) (to be launched Summer 2021)
COMBAT HATE CRIMES/INCIDENTS TOOLKIT
If you would like educational materials regarding hate crimes and hate incidents, please visit the NAPABA website. NAPABA and the Asian & Pacific Islander Health Forum (APIAHF) have collaborated on providing a hate crime/incident toolkit, translated in 24 languages, and available here: https://www.napaba.org/page/HateCrimeResources
(*This list is not exhaustive. This website will be updated from time to time with additional resources.)