Stop Asian Hate

Asianati Staff

Mar 18, 2021

We are angry and grieving.

On March 16, 2021 a white man opened fire on three different Asian spas in Georgia killing eight people, including six Asian women.

Violence and discrimination against Asians is not a new phenomenon, but the United States has seen an intense rise in anti-Asian hatred and hate crimes -- nearly 3,800 reported incidents in one year alone -- since the pandemic started. Of those incidents, 68% were committed against women.

Asianati was created as a platform to celebrate Asian stories and culture through food — an urgent call for joy in a time when rhetoric about the pandemic has demonized and blamed our communities.

Food is a powerful connector. It’s our love language, the way we show we care about each other. And we will continue to lift up our stories and histories about our food.

But right now — and always — we are urging you to do more than embrace our food and culture.

Read about Asian American History — not only our contributions to this country, but also the anti-Asian language, imagery, and violence that has been and continues to be a significant part of the American legacy.

Talk to your friends and family about the injustices against the Asian community, and bring more attention to this week's act of violence.

Speak out against all forms of hatred and violence against Asians and all people of color.

Here's a list of resources to check out:

Stop AAPI Hate

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Safety Tips for Those Experiencing or Witnessing Hate

Bystander Intervention Training to stop anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment

We are hungry for a different kind of future -there is always an open seat at our table.