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Anti-Asian hate crime continued to rise in early 2022, CSUSB study shows
TRT World (Turkey)
June 1, 2022

Bias-motivated incidents against Asian Americans show a sharp increase across the U.S., according to a recent report by Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

According to preliminary data from over three dozen American police departments, the bias-motivated incidents in 37 major U.S. cities have increased by 39 percent, while this number has even touched 54.5 percent in the top ten largest metropolitan areas.

Brian Levin, executive director of the center, said that the sharp spike in hate crimes extended into the first quarter of 2022 with an average of 30 percent in major American cities. The trend shows no sign of abating. 

“Historically, in midterm election years, hate crimes almost always peak, or come close to peaking much later in the year – often in September and October, with the first quarter usually significantly lower than the rest of the year,” Levin said

“This suggests a turbulent year-end 2022 may be ahead.”

Read the complete article at “Undercounting leads to spike in hate crimes against Asians – report.”

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CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism cited in article about anti-Asian hate incidents in New York state
The Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.)
June 1, 2022

An article about advocates in New York state urging more reporting of anti-Asian hate crimes and the release of a report by the Asian American Bar Association of New York cited the research of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, part of California State University, San Bernardino, saw nearly a 200% increase in hate crimes nationwide in the first quarter of 2021. In New York City, there was a 262% increase, with comparable jumps in San Jose and San Francisco. 

Researchers noted a variety of factors that spurred the attacks, which range from a history of racism against AAPI communities dating back centuries, to rhetoric from the Trump administration that connected Asian Americans or China with the coronavirus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the complete article at “CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism cited in article about anti-Asian hate incidents in New York state.”