Racism is the belief that different races possess distinct characteristics, abilities, or qualities, especially to distinguish them as inferior or superior to one another.
During the heat of the COVID -19 Pandemic last year, Black Americans and supporters took to the streets in different countries to protest on the unequal rights they have, which has lead to the inhumane killing and arresting of Blacks due to their skin color, The #blacklivesmatter was birthed.
Data has shown over the past year, the number of anti-Asian hate incidents — which can include shunning, slurs and physical attacks — has greatly increased. And a number of attacks have been directed at women.
The research released by reporting forum Stop AAPI Hate on Tuesday revealed nearly 3,800 incidents were reported over the course of roughly a year during the pandemic. It’s a significantly higher number than last year’s count of about 2,800 hate incidents nationwide over the span of five months. Women made up a far higher share of the reports, at 68 percent, compared to men, who made up 29 percent of respondents. The nonprofit does not report incidents to police.
Asian women report hate incidents 2.3 times more than men. A further examination of the submitted reports showed that in many cases, the verbal harassment that women received reflected the very intersection of racism and sexism.
Black lives matter on their twitter page shared their statements denouncing the attacks
Celebrities like Janet Jackson, Jimmy Fallon etc have taken to their social medias to condemn the attacks.
Skin color and race doesn’t make a person, the heart does. #stopasianhate