Communities Take Action as Violence Toward Asian-Americans Spikes

Tired of the recent attacks on Asian-American communities nationwide and in the Bay Area, people are taking a stand.

Volunteers are patrolling Oakland’s Chinatown, where a 91-year-old man was recently shoved to the ground. Violence like this is sparking anger and drawing the attention of Hollywood actors like Daniel Wu and Daniel Dae Kim. They put up a $25,000 reward to help police find a suspect, and a man is now in custody.

More reports came in Wednesday of attacks against Asians in San Jose, San Leandro and Sacramento. The recent spike in anti-Asian crime has led to fear, but also community action and citizen patrols. Raj Mathai

→ Continue reading at NBC Bay Area

More from author

Related posts


Latest posts

Ex-California Assemblyman Sentenced for Money Laundering

A former California Assemblyman who laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars that were supposed to be invested in San Francisco Bay Area coffee shop...

Mount Diablo Unified Could Face Cuts When Schools Reopen

Negotiations remain unresolved with employee unions over when and how to reopen schools in the Mount Diablo Unified School District, which has had more...

As More Women Enter Science, It’s Time to Redefine Mentorship

In STEM fields, female students often can’t find an adviser who looks like them. It’s important to talk about what they need from a...