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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: In the News

 

Bar graph depicting anti asian hate crimes

Anti-Asian hate crimes increased 339 percent nationwide last year according to a report published by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

 

Collage of photos of asian hate crime demonstrators5

The spa shootings in Georgia killed six Asian women. On the anniversary of the crime, a community tries to heal but hate incidents are on the rise.

 

Sesame Street puppet and puppeteer

Sesame Street introduces it's first Asian-American muppet. Ji-Young, a guitar-playing Korean American character, will bring rock music to the children’s show as well as raise awareness about racism and anti-Asian bias.

 

Artist rendering of arch leading to Los Angeles's Filipintown

Filipino Americans hope for more recognition with new arch in L.A.'s Historic Filipinotown.

 

American Girl doll pictured on ski slope

Responding to an increase in anti-Asian sentiment, American Girl has created a Chinese American doll to be its 2022 “Girl of the Year,” to try to teach children to stand against racism.