• Help with Racist Incidents

  • The COVID-19 pandemic is causing much disruption, fear and stress. This has led to racial profiling towards the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.

    GAACC strongly denounces the use of the words China or Chinese virus to refer to the coronavirus and COVID-19 illness as it contributes to the patently wrong perception that APAs are to blame. APAs have experienced racist acts and attacks related to this viewpoint.

    President Trump has advised Americans to protect those of Asian descent in the United States, and all around the world click here which is welcomed. However his use of this phrase, if it continues, will keep exacerbating the problem.

    The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) along with the Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) non profits have created a site for reporting coronavirus-related incidents. In the first week that the site was up, 650 incidents were reported.
     
    GAACC is working with partner APA organizations, the Hate Crime Commission and the Anti-Defamation League to do everything we can to minimize such incidents. This includes education, outreach, and monitoring local incidents. Click here to read Austin Statesman March 20 editorial which we helped with.
     
    If you experience any micro-aggressions, racial profiling, or any sort of attacks verbal ― whether it’s a dirty look, a racial slur or something worse ― safety should be your first concern. Typically, the best self-defense is to ignore and walk away from a provocation. Then, please let us know by filling this online Incident Report Form. This information is collected anonymously but if you need support please reach out to us. If there is immediate danger, call 911
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