There were 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents, mostly against women, in past year is the headline of an NBC News report yesterday, and that was before the horrible murder of Asian women last night in Atlanta.
Of course, this is unfortunately no surprise based on the daily articles about anti-Asian hate crimes in the news, which was not helped by the Trump Administration’s racist use of the term “China Virus.”
You can find many other resources related to anti-Asian attacks over the past year at A BEGINNING LIST OF THE BEST RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS, and you might also be interested in Depressing Statistic Of The Day: Hate Crimes Up – Again.
If we haven’t already, we teachers need to be reaching out to our Asian students to provide support, and to be discussing what is going on with our entire classes. See Addendum Three for specific ideas of what we might do.
Addendum: Here’s a different report that came out today:
White supremacist propaganda reached alarming levels across the U.S. in 2020, according to a new report. There were 5,125 cases of racist, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBTQ and other hateful messages spread through physical flyers, stickers, banners and posters. https://t.co/2crXBy5wR3
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 17, 2021
.@huahsu wrote one of the most thoughtful pieces on the recent anti-Asian attacks. “It’s difficult to describe anti-Asian racism when society lacks a coherent, historical account of what that racism actually looks like.” https://t.co/7yss0amed3
— Michael Luo (@michaelluo) March 17, 2021
Combating Anti-Asian Racism in the Classroom is from USC.
Lesson of the Day: A Rise in Attacks on Asian-Americans is from The NY Times Learning Network.
We continue to learn more about last night’s attacks in Georgia. This much is clear: The need to address anti-Asian racism and violence is urgent. Our hearts are with the families of last night’s victims and AAPI communities nationwide who are hurting. https://t.co/2XD2Sabr9I
— Learning for Justice (@learnforjustice) March 17, 2021
Here’s how to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community amid a rise in anti-Asian attacks. https://t.co/jp6Nq2uwj4
— NBC Asian America (@NBCAsianAmerica) March 16, 2021
A lesson plan about the recent shootings in Atlanta, the history of anti-Asian sentiment around disease and how the violence has affected Asian-Americans in Georgia. https://t.co/HZdyEQ7e6F
— NYT Learning Network (@NYTimesLearning) March 19, 2021
‘Unbearable’: Sacramento Asian communities, stunned by Atlanta shootings, demand change is from The Sacramento Bee.
Anti-Asian Violence: What Schools Should Start Doing About It is from Ed Week.
Dear Educators, It Is Time to Fight for Asian America is from Rethinking Schools.
We are not a stereotype: Breaking Asian Pacific American Bias has been created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program.
…video series for classroom teachers and caregivers who teach…The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is proud to present We are not a stereotype, a video series for educators, by educators. This series explores and challenges the complexity surrounding the term Asian Pacific American, breaking it down into topics that span multiple timelines, geographies, and identities.
Here you will find educational videos and resources about migration, occupation, racial and gender identities, cross-community building, and how to support student learning on these topics. We have also included links to collections in the Smithsonian Learning Lab that complement some of the themes in this series.