The Virulent Hate Project, led by Dr. Melissa May Borja, uses news media to research trends in anti-Asian racism and Asian American activism. We identify, analyze, and map incidents of anti-Asian harassment, violence, discrimination, and stigmatization. In addition, we study the diverse forms of anti-racism activism undertaken at the local, state, and national levels, with special attention to government action, policy change, and community organizing. By focusing on stories reported in news media, we go beyond the big numbers to showcase the thousands of stories of how individuals and communities are responding to the recent surge in anti-Asian racism and violence.
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American Culture, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, and LSA
Center for Social Solutions and Poverty Solutions
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