Survey Shows Anti-Asian Bias Rooted in "Perpetual Foreigner" Stereotype

By Megan Jamerson, KVCR News |

One in ten Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders reported hate crimes and hate incidents in 2021, according to survey results released by AAPI Data and SurveyMonkey Tuesday. KVCR’s Megan Jamerson reports, this rate which is higher than the national average is driven by a specific harmful stereotype.

Karthick Ramakrishnan, CEO and Co-Founder of AAPI Data, and U.C. Riverside professor says the survey found 64 percent of AAPI respondents have been asked where they are from with the assumption it’s not the U.S. Many also reported being treated like they don’t speak English and told they should Americanize or “whiten” their names.