Solidarity and Accountability: AAPI Hate Crimes on the Rise

  • January 31, 2021: Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai man, was walking alone in San Francisco at 8:30 a.m. when Antoine Watson charged at him and violently tackled him to the ground. Ratanapakdee died from his injuries two days later.
  • February 1, 2021: a 91-year-old man was violently pushed to the ground in broad daylight in Oakland’s Chinatown. The suspect left the scene and attacked a 60-year-old man and 55-year-old woman.
  • February 3, 2021: Noel Quintana, a 61-year-old Filipino man, was on the NY subway at 8:30 am, when a man slashed Quintana across the face from check to cheek. Police are still searching for the suspect.

It is more important than ever to build solidarity between our communities and call for accountability for racism and hate crimes against AAPI people, while also condemning racist violence and anti-Black rhetoric against the Black community.

Take a stand against the racism and hate crimes against the AAPI community. Please sign this petition: Petition to Get Mainstream News Coverage of National Ederly Asian American Assaults

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