The US House of Representatives passes the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act with a strong bipartisan vote of 364 to 62, weeks after it cleared the Senate with nearly unanimous support.
Asian American Foundation says it will invest its largest-ever philanthropic effort to support the community in anti-hate programmes, education, and data and research.
Maz, daughter of slain Mohammed Saleem who was killed by a white supremacist in England, has launched #IAmMohammedSaleem campaign in a bid to force Downing Street to finally adopt “the people’s definition of Islamophobia”.
The statement from the world body chief Antonio Guterres comes days after a deadly US shooting left at least eight people dead, six of them Asian-American women.
Weapons and other tools have become more common purchases among Asian-Americans, who believe crimes against them have increased during the pandemic.
Police are investigating incidents at the Asbury United Methodist Church and Metropolitan A.M.E. Church as potential hate crimes, which one religious leader likened to a cross burning.
Facebook has banned a Trump campaign team’s social post over Antifa for violating the social media network’s policy against hate.
A 21-year-old man has been detained in Lower Saxony on suspicions of planning attacks on Muslim communities inspired by mosque attacks in New Zealand in which 51 Muslims were killed.
The settler faces a potential life sentence for killing a couple and their baby in a 2015 arson attack. Palestinians complain the court was sluggish in reaching a verdict, unlike the speed with which they process cases involving Palestinian suspects.
The leading social network said it had already created a database of 10,000 memes — images often blended with text to deliver a specific message — as part of a ramped-up effort against hate speech.
Racist attacks and hate speech have spiked proving that right-wing extremists are exploiting the global crisis.
Growing racism against Asian communities following the coronavirus pandemic has brought some right-thinking people together to support the victims of racial abuse and to empathise with people regardless of their identity.
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