Epidemic of Hate: Anti-Asian hate crimes on the rise in US
“For too many, 2020 wasn’t just about a deadly virus. It was about an epidemic of hate.”
That’s according to California’s Attorney General Rob Bonta, who was commenting on a report by the state’s Department of Justice, which registered over 1300 hate crimes in California last year — the highest in more than a decade. Attacks against Asians saw a significant rise with a 107% increase.