Anti-Asian Racism Resources
Guide to this document:
This document is a work in progress and will continue to be a work in progress.
Trigger Warning: the content of these sources will likely contain triggers, including but not exclusive to racism and violence.
Context of this document: in response to the covid-fuelled and increased racism and hate crimes towards Asians worldwide, it felt necessary to put together this document of resources that can be circulated. Thank you to those who are speaking out about these issues, and thank you to anyone who has contributed to the existence of this document.
This document was put together in reference to different resources that I have accessed, as well as resources that have been brought to my attention as useful by other individuals- if you see any exclusivity or hate being shared by any of these resources and then please do draw this to my attention.
Please contact me if:
Contact via: https://cheerychan.com/contact/ or instagram: @chan_de_leah
(click on relevant title to be taken to this section of the document):
Note: this document wishes to incorporate intersectionality throughout (which is why I haven’t included an ‘intersectional’ section, but if there ends up being an abundance of sources on a particular issue or identity, and then it can be included as a section for itself- feel free to raise this as an issue.
Wikipedia: List of Xenophobia and racism related to the Covid-19 pandemic: WORLDWIDE:
This is by no means a comprehensive list.
Raph David- “And he said, ‘Asian piece of s---, you might not even have a paper here in America. Go back to your country.’”
Uber bans rider after racist attack on Asian driver at LAX by Tony Lee
Dr Peng Wang- ‘If things get worse, maybe I’ll leave in the soonest time we can’.
‘Chinese virus’ University lecturer attacked by Racist Gang of Men in Southampton by Resonate Team
Nigel Ng- ‘I didn’t know the guy, and I don’t think he knew who I was either. I think he was just trying to punch an Asian face’.
Uncle Roger Physically Assaulted While Walking Home in London by Maina Chen
Vicha Ratanapakdee- Rest in Power.
Family of Thai immigrant, 84, says fatal attack ‘was driven by hate’.
Jonathan Mok- ‘The guy who tried to kick me then said, ‘I don’t want your coronavirus in my country’.
East Asian student assaulted in ‘racist’ coronavirus attack in London by Jack Guy.
Hyun Jung Grant (51)
Xiaojie Tan (49)
Delaina Ashley Yaun (33)
Daoyou Feng (44)
Soon Chung Park (74)
Suncha Kim (69)
Angelo Quinto - Rest in Power.
Angelo Quinto’s Death is Why We’re Still Screaming Defund the Police by Sarah Osei
Xiao Zhen Xie
Witnesses: Elderly Asian Woman Assaulted; Fights Off Attacker In San Francisco
It’s time we stopped downplaying the UK’s anti-Asian racism
British Chinese Labour MP Says Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Lifted Lid’ On Anti-Asian Racism
The Allure of Fear- A Response to Anti-Asian Violence and the Coronavirus Pandemic
Anti-Asian Racism Is On the Rise- And it’s Not Just a US Problem It Started With Empty Chinatowns, then the violence followed
A Call for Action: Addressing Racism Towards Asians in the Vegan Activist Movement
How British east and southeast Asians are fighting racism during the pandemic
Far right using coronavirus as excuse to attack Asians, say police
Mark Townsend and Nosheen Iqbal
Chinese groups in UK are being taught how to handle Covid hate crimes after brutal attack on lecturer
As Lunar New Year approaches, many Asians worry about future journeys
Spit On, Yelled at, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety
Sabrina Tavernise and Richard A. Oppel Jr.
Anti-racism Resources to Support Asian American, Pacific Islander Community
'I Will Not Stand Silent.' 10 Asian Americans Reflect on Racism During the Pandemic and the Need for Equality
Officer who cited spa shooting suspect’s ‘bad day’ has history of anti-Asian posts
By Josh K. Elliott
US focus, intersectional.
Angry Asian Activist
US focus, intersectional.
US focus, intersectional.
US focus, intersectional.
US focus, intersectional.
Source of News for Asian Americans
US Focus, intersectional- covers a number of topics, not only racism towards Asians.
US Focus, intersectional.
Not Your Model Minority/ Angry Asian Feminist
US Focus, intersectional.
AAPI Women Lead
UK Focus ‘Empowering British Asian Youth and Communities’.
TikTok, US focus
‘Teen, Fashion Designer, Accidental Activist’ US Focus.
‘Asian here to educate’
Racism Unmasked Edinburgh
‘An online movement to create a support network and raise awareness about racism towards E/SE Asian people in the UK’.
Racism Unmasked Anonymous
‘Archiving anonymous incidents of racism towards E/SE Asian people in the UK’.
Mentions anti-asian racism.
Angry Asian Americans
‘Your local racism fighters’.
Two Asian Girls in the UK turning their experiences of microaggressions into memes
Asian Voices Europe
Facilitating dialogue on racial discrimination against Asians in Europe
Outspoken Asian Activist (OAA)
Page run by Asian Youth dedicated to advocating and informing others on Asian Issues and Culture
Asian Unity Over Fear
This is a grassroots organisation to support and show solidarity with the ESEA community.
In the face of discrimination; choose Unity over Fear.
Covid19 Anti-Racism Group (CARG) against Racism targeting British Asian People:
Stop Violence & Abuse Against Chinese & Asian People: https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-stop-violence-abuse-against-chinese-asian-people?redirect=false
Denounce racist attacks on Asian-Australians #UnityOverFear during Covid-19: https://www.change.org/p/denounce-racist-attacks-on-asian-australians-unityoverfear-during-covid-19
Stop depicting East and South East Asians in Coronavirus related media: https://www.change.org/p/bbc-stop-depicting-east-asians-in-coronavirus-related-media
UK Universities Must Take Actions Against Sinophobia and Anti-Asian racism: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EPqFhavfnsL-Gx4yvnuPkYg7FO6BVUUR_zBdrHKdhNA/edit
Oakland Chinatown Coalition: https://www.turnout.org/open-opp/oakchinatowncoalition
‘In light of an increase in attacks against Asian Americans in the Bay Area and across the country in February 2021, it is of upmost importance to take action to support the safety of Asian American communities. One way to do so is to get involved with the Oakland Chinatown Coalition. They are seeking volunteers for Community Strolling, a part of the existing Chinatown Ambassador Program. Community Strolling includes passing out red envelopes, building relationships with community members and visitors, and cleaning up trash’.
‘We aim to create an inclusive network of Britain’s East and South East Asian folks. We welcome anyone who is East or South East Asian living in Britain. Whatever you do, whatever your case, we’re open to all...Expect to see a positive celebration of good stuff happening in ESEA and marginalised communities…
Subtle Asian Traits:
‘Founded in September 2018, Subtle Asian Traits has become one of the largest online Asian communities with members from all around the world. Our mission is to connect Asian individuals globally to create a community that celebrates the similarities and differences within the subtle traits of Asian culture and sub-cultures. So, feel free to add all your Asian friends :)’
Intersectional NE vegans (North East England):
An intersectional vegan activist group based in the North East England- contact @chan_de_leah on instagram for details/to get involved.
POC and BAME Newcastle:
(name to be changed) https://www.facebook.com/groups/251531652738791
‘We want to create a safe and supportive space where we can have a community’.
‘Empowering East and Southeast Asian’s in Scotland through advocating ‘social inclusion’ and ‘active citizenship’ whilst offering practical support.
Stop Asian Hate UK (facebook group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/sah.uk
End the Virus Of Racism (UK): https://www.endthevirusofracism.com/
‘The UK’s first nonprofit dedicated to addressing racism towards people of East and Southeast Asian heritage’.
Southeast and East Asian Centre- SEEAC: (UK): https://twitter.com/SEEAC_CIC https://www.facebook.com/seeac.cic.uk ‘Southeast and East Asian Centre (SEEAC) is a welcoming home to the migrants, refugees and anyone of Southeast and East Asian heritage in the UK. Working especially with under-represented groups within. Community interest company (CIC) based in London’.
Chinese Welfare Trust: (UK): https://www.chinesewelfaretrust.org.uk/
‘We are committed to providing dedicated support and help to empower the poor, elderly, vulnerable and victims of racist abuse amongst the Chinese community across the United Kingdom’.
British Chinese Project (UK): http://www.bcproject.org/
‘The British Chinese Project aims to empower the UK Chinese community, making them aware of their democratic rights and responsibilities whilst ensuring the needs and itnerests of the community are heard at a political level’.
Protection Approaches: https://protectionapproaches.org/
‘Protection Approaches was the first organisation in the UK working to address the diverse challenges of identity-based violence, from hate crime to violent extremism and genocide’.
@BritishChineseBiz https://www.instagram.com/britishchinesebiz/?hl=en-gb Building a community for British Chinese Businesses Click link to browse our directory or add your biz https://linktr.ee/britishchinesebiz/
The Ragged Priest: Official instagram for The Ragged Priest + Ragged Jeans.
Est. 2007. Shipping Worldwide. https://www.instagram.com/theraggedpriest/
50 ways to donate in support of Asian Communities: (US): https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-to-help-asian-communities-2021.html
End the Virus of Racism (UK): https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/endthevirusofracism
84-year-old killed in San Francisco: (Vicha Ratanapakdee- Rest in Power): https://www.gofundme.com/f/84yearold-killed-in-san-francisco?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet
East and Southeast Asian Community support (UK): https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/esas
Save the London Chinese Community Centre so we can continue our good work: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/cccorguk2020
23rd May 2021- Unity March- I am not a virus- stop asian hate- hosted by Pho Queue Crew https://www.instagram.com/p/CMF0jJ3n6o3/ Location: London, UK.
26th June 2021- A March for Unity- hosted by Asian Unity Over Fear https://www.instagram.com/p/CMCfJt5lnuT/ Location: London, UK.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BqT9zOao2wx-_EvXMFI8ufBOB9dp3rMIO3IKwcumnAs/edit?usp=drivesdk - put together by Vy-liam Ng
When sharing information be aware of who/what information will be shared to different parties e.g. sometimes charities in the UK share information with the HomeOffice- this has been a major issue for rough sleepers who have been deported as a result of this. If you are aware that any of the sources in the document do this and then please draw this to my attention so I can make a note of this risk on the document attached to the source- and then this way people are aware of the risk involved.
Stop AAPI Hate: https://stopaapihate.org/
If anyone has any sources on how we can tackle anti-Asian violence without relying on law enforcement institutions that have historically targeted People of Colour, please do share - I struggled to find many.
Ctizens Advice: What are hate incidents and hate crime? https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/discrimination/hate-crime/what-are-hate-incidents-and-hate-crime/
Stop Hate UK: https://www.stophateuk.org/talk-to-us/ 24 helpline: 0800 138 1625
Text: 07717989025 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org :
‘Stop Hate UK offer independent and confidential Hate Crime reporting services in commissioned areas around the UK, whether you are a victim of Hate Crime, you have witnessed incident you believe to be a Hate Crime or you are a third party to an incident that could be a Hate Crime’.
Crime Stoppers UK: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
‘At Crimestoppers, we believe everyone has the right to feel safe, wherever they live.
We're here to help you tackle crime in your community - by phone and online, 24/7, 365 days a year. We're an independent charity that gives you the power to speak up and stop crime, 100% anonymously. We know that it can be difficult to come forward with information. You might have seen or heard something about a crime but don't know what to do, or are scared to give information. It's easy to think there is nothing you can do, but we offer you a safe way to do this.’
True Vision*: https://www.met.police.uk/true-vision-report-hate-crime/
*I am not urging people to support the police- as our communities are impacted by police brutality, and systemic racism- but no judgement to those who feel like they need the support of the police.
“If you report it to the Police ask for the name and number of the officer you speak to and make a note of the time that you reported the incident. If you feel unable to report the incident then speak to someone for advice e.g. teacher, youth worker, mental health worker, community leader, etc.” - SupportLine UK
Report Harmful Content: https://reportharmfulcontent.com/
Victim Support: www.victimsupport.org.uk supportline: 0808 16 89 111
‘Victim Support is the national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected. They are not a government agency or part of the police and you don’t have to report a crime to the police to get their help. You can call any time after the crime has happened, whether it was yesterday, last week or several years ago’. *Also offers mental health support.
Helpline (confidential emotional support on any issue): 01808765200
The Chinese Community Health and Wellbeing Service: Counselling Service for Hate Crime Victims in the Greater London area: (bilingual counsellors (Chinese and English) available): 07464890902 - call and leave a message. A counsellor will return your call to make a booking.
Action Foundation (Newcastle upon Tyne): https://actionfoundation.org.uk/
‘Through our free English language school, supported housing projects and InterAction Drop-in, we support refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants to integrate successfully into the community and lead more independent and resilient lives’.
EASS: Equality Advisory and Support Service:
‘The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales. We can also accept referrals from organisations which, due to capacity or funding issues, are unable to provide face to face advice to local users of their services’. Issues include: redundancies, housing discrimination and more (not limited to discrimination based on race).
Racism and Mental Health: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/racism-and-mental-health/
Racism and Mental Health: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/racism-and-mental-health.htm
‘Experiencing racial discrimination and injustice can take a heavy emotional toll and trigger chronic stress, anxiety, depression, and racial trauma. But there are ways to strengthen your resilience and protect your mental health’.
Help & Support in Dealing With Racism/Ignorance of racism on your timeline: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3330257410352832
‘A place where we can support and come together in fighting the ingrained racism that our ‘friends’ are showing with their ignorant posts and comments such as ‘all lives matter’ and blaming protestors for spreading COVID. Etc. We aim to educate, as much as possible, with kindness and a non aggressive approach’.
The Peahce Project: https://www.thepeahceproject.com/
‘The Peahce Project is a digital media platform created by eighteen-year-old Arden Yum to share the so often untold, underrepresented stories, art, and writing of Asian voices from all over the world’.
“Resonate’ is Europe’s biggest East Asian culture website. As a news, entertainment and blogging website, ‘Resonate’ provides writers with a platform to discuss topics that strongly resonate amongst East Asian communities in the West’.
British E/SEA Poets
‘Highlighting and showcasing East/South East Asian poets based in the U.K’
British Born Chinese UK
‘We are a Facebook page that serves the British Born Chinese in the UK. If you want to submit content just DM us.
Queer Asian Voices
Elevating LGBTQ+ Asian Voices
Books by Asian Authors
Asians in Media
Celebrating East Asians in Media through art. Raising awareness on issues the East Asian diaspora face in media and society.
Asians In Britain
Empower Asians • Inspire Others
East Asian Actors’ talk show
It’s time we listened to journeys we can relate to, struggles we can connect to, and be inspired. A sort of talk show.
Asia Art Archive
Independent non-profit dedicated to documenting and making accessible recent histories of art in Asia.
X-disciplinary & intergenerational network of artists, curators & academics investigating ‘Asia’, ‘art’ and ‘activism’
Zine by and for SE & E Asian people of marginalised genders in the uk diaspora, working towards a wider platform of intersectional solidarity
The Half Of It
Asian, LGBTQIA+, USA.
Korean, Korea, Class.
Directed by Chloé Zhao- first woman director to receive Director of the Year Palm Springs Film Awards.
Until the Quiet Comes
All Pakistani cast, directed by Areeba Naveed.
Rice To Meet You, Nigel Ng, Evelyn Mok:
Crazy Brit Asian, Chris Mak: https://open.spotify.com/show/60UUt66bplNgqvFFV7Z1je?si=emJMM1-WTPKO_TuN12iEDQ&nd=1
Asian Lit for Kids: Children's books featuring characters of Asian and other BIPOC identities for all libraries, bookshelves, and cozy reading moments. ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿📚 https://www.instagram.com/asianlitforkids/
Maisie Chan Writes: https://www.maisiechan.com/ books featuring BESEA characters.
Pho Queue Crew - An Angry Asian Activist hip hop crew formed in response to the hate crimes against our ESEA community since Covid-19.- https://www.instagram.com/phoqueuecrew/
Pyra, Ramengvrl and Yayoi Daimon: ‘Yellow Fever’ https://www.nme.com/news/music/listen-to-pyras-fiery-new-single-with-ramengvrl-and-yayoi-daimon-yellow-fever-2893006
Spotify: ‘Stop Asian Hate’ section
BESEA Creative Writes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubbleteawriters
BESEA Writers (workshops): https://pt-br.facebook.com/groups/2630104463909804/
*also see a number of the social media accounts mentioned in the ‘let’s talk about racism towards Asians’ section.
Asians 4 Anti-Racism: https://asians4antiracism.squarespace.com/
‘We are Asians 4 Anti Racism, two NYC teens dedicated to dismantling the Asian perpetuation of racism within ourselves and the broader Asian community. Our content is geared to dismantle racism in all of its forms i.e. anti-Blackness, healthcare inequities, etc. Though we understand that the most important thing is to amplify and listen to BIPOC activists who have already begun this vital work, we recognize that the efforts needs to start within our own communities. This website is a compilation of materials to educate ourselves and start this process’
Black, Asian Communities Show Solidarity with Oakland Rally: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/east-bay/oakland-rally-held-to-promote-healing-after-chinatown-attacks/2467551/
Information on using the ‘#Asianlivesmatter’ hashtag- don’t use this hashtag- use #protectasianlives instead (and there are other hashtags such as #stopasianhate)- the Asianlivesmatter hashtag detracts from BlackLivesMatter - we can get our message across to protectasianlives without doing this.
Other: Mixed Race in America: https://soundcloud.com/washington-post/sets/other-mixed-race-in-america
Hosted by Alex Laughlin- sharing stories and interviews with mixed race people about being multiracial in America.
‘Middleground is a free online magazine focused on publishing the stories and experiences of mixed race writers and artists. It was born from a desire to achieve better understanding of mixed identities and offer a community to those who identify as part of this group.’
Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race
The Good immigrant
Nikesh Shukla (editor)
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire
Aph Ko and Syl Ko
*intersectional look at speciesism and racism
AngryAsianFeminist/ Not Your Model Minority: AntiRacist Allyship Starter Pack Sheet1: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bUJrgX8vspyy7YttiEC2vD0DawrpPYiZs94V0ov7qZQ/htmlview
Covers: ‘On Whiteness’, ‘On Racism, Blackness in America, On Liberation, On Police Violence, Compilations, Books, Petitions/Donations, PDFs, Podcasts/Episodes, Film/Video, Noteworthy Figures/Authors, Social Media Posts Worth Reading &/Or Sharing, Antiracist Resources For Teachers and Parents, Protest Safety, Reading Guide’.
Anti-racist resources: BABAO: