On April 22, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to forcefully investigate hate crimes. This followed a range of attacks over the last year, including the shootings of eight persons in Atlanta last month, which have brought to the surface long-simmering concerns about violence directed against Asian-Americans. After initial expressions of dismay and disgust at these hate crimes, public discussion is turning to the sources of anti-Asian attitudes and actions, awareness of the contributions of Asians to American life and culture, and the individual and societal effects of discrimination and harassment.
Please join us for a roundtable discussion to explore these questions and consider pragmatic policy solutions needed to prevent hatred and violence against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. This seminar will be co-hosted by the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia Forum and the U.S. Philippines Society.