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File #: 21-2658    Version: 1 Name: RESOLUTION TO STOP THE VIOLENCE AGAINST ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 4/8/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/15/2021 Final action: 4/15/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RESOLUTION TO STOP THE VIOLENCE AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS WHEREAS, Since January 2020, there have been a significant number of reports of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Communities being threatened and harassed in the United States; and WHEREAS, The Organization Stop AAPI Hate reported 3,795 incidents from March 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021. The number of hate incidents reported to the center represent only a fraction of the number of hate incidents that actually occur, but it does show how vulnerable Asian Americans are to discrimination, and the types of discrimination they face; and WHEREAS, there are various types of discrimination such as but not limited to, Verbal harassment (68.1%) and shunning (20.5%) (i.e., the deliberate avoidance of Asian Americans) make up the two largest proportions of the total incidents reported. Physical assault (11.1%) comprises the third largest category of the total incidents. Civil rights vi...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), DENNIS DEER, JOHN P. DALEY, LUIS ARROYO JR, DEBORAH SIMS, FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, SCOTT R. BRITTON, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION TO STOP THE VIOLENCE AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS

WHEREAS, Since January 2020, there have been a significant number of reports of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Communities being threatened and harassed in the United States; and

WHEREAS, The Organization Stop AAPI Hate reported 3,795 incidents from March 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021. The number of hate incidents reported to the center represent only a fraction of the number of hate incidents that actually occur, but it does show how vulnerable Asian Americans are to discrimination, and the types of discrimination they face; and

WHEREAS, there are various types of discrimination such as but not limited to, Verbal harassment (68.1%) and shunning (20.5%) (i.e., the deliberate avoidance of Asian Americans) make up the two largest proportions of the total incidents reported. Physical assault (11.1%) comprises the third largest category of the total incidents. Civil rights violations - e.g., workplace discrimination, refusal of service, and being barred from transportation - account for 8.5% of the total incidents. Online harassment makes up 6.8% of the total incidents; and

WHEREAS according to national trends, women report hate incidents 2.3 times more than men. Youths (0 to 17 years old) report 12.6% of incidents and seniors (60 years old and older) report 6.2% of the total incidents. Chinese are the largest ethnic group (42.2%) that report experiencing hate, followed by Koreans (14.8%), Vietnamese (8.5%), and Filipinos (7.9%) Incident reports come from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Businesses are the primary site of discrimination (35.4%), followed by public streets (25.3%), and public parks (9.8%). Online incidents account for 10.8% of the total incidents; and

WHEREAS, if these statistics did not grab the attention of this nation, the shootings that took place on March 16, 2021 did. 8 innocent Asian Americans were murdered in ...

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