State Funds Approved to Help Remedy Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans

Following an uptick in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans throughout the Bay Area, the California Legislature on Monday approved $1.4 million in funding to go toward tracking cases in an effort to ultimately stop them.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic nearly a year ago, an uptick in racist and xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans have been reported throughout the Bay Area and the nation, indicating an alarming trend.

Just within the last two months, several violent cases have been reported in the region, including an unprovoked attack earlier this month in San Francisco that resulted in the death of 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee, a Thai American man.


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