UToledo townhall discusses rise in Asian hate crimes during pandemic

Students and staff at the University of Toledo shared experiences with hatred against Asians as the pandemic brings to light discrimination and violence.

Nationally, more than 3,500 hate incidents toward members of the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) communities have been recorded since the start of the pandemic, according to Stop AAPI Hate.

“The people’s perception is by how the person looks like. Not what the person is like or who the person is,” said Dr. David Yahara, University Lecturer in the UToledo Department of World Languages and Cultures and director of the Japanese program.

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