‘I Shouted For Help, But Nobody Helped Me’: Asian Americans Are Under Attack

1. Reflection Questions

How has the surge in hate crimes against members of the AAPI community impacted you and/or members of your community? 

Why is it important to understand and learn more about the model minority myth? What is the impact of believing in stereotypes about ethnic and cultural groups? 


2. Take Action

Say Something. Discrimination and bias are often grounded in deep levels of misinformation and stereotypes. When you hear or see someone spread rumors, lies or hateful rhetoric about populations of people due to their real or perceived identities, what do you do? 

You can take a stand against hate in LA county by reporting incidents confidentially to 211 LA’s LA vs HATE campaign. Reports are confidential and are not associated with law enforcement agencies. Your community should be a safe place for people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to thrive. You can also make a report that is specific to the AAPI Community by reporting the incident to #StopAAPIHate. 


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3. Healing + Resilience

Mindfulness practice. Mindfulness and mediation practices are a diverse set of tools that can be adapted and adjusted to each person’s need and experience levels. While some practices include solely taking deep breathes and being aware of your body, others can involve longer meditation sits or dialogues with other meditation practitioners. Although mindfulness is not for everyone and doesn’t serve every moment equally, it can be a helpful tool to try out at least a few times. Teen Vogue tested 8 meditation apps that you can download and try out for free.

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