AAIRE organizes session on Anti-Asian hate crimes

New York: AAIRE, the Asian American Institute for Research and Engagement held a session on “Anti-Asian Hate and its Effects on the Asian Community” at the Hofstra University Club in Hempstead, Long Island on September 21.

The session was hosted by Farrah Mozawalla, the Founder and CEO of AAIRE. Members of the communities from a wide range of backgrounds, professionals, and of different civic roles were engaged in a penal discussion on the issue during the session.

Experts informed that in a recent survey conducted by HarrisX Survey, an independent research company, among Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders (AAPI), about 3 out of 5 adults say they’ve experienced discrimination, hate speech, or a hate crime based on race or ethnicity.

The research also reveals that there is a perception that local law enforcement does a better job of handling discrimination against the community than larger governmental entities, such as state or federal levels. Experts emphasized being more proactive than reactive in the face of hate crimes and increasing awareness and educating others on different cultures and beliefs in the society at large.

AAIRE is a nonprofit organization that focuses on conducting research and gathering data about the needs of Asian American communities.

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