She couldn't eradicate anti-Asian hate crimes. So she made a handbook on how to fight them

By Anh Do |

With a series of violent attacks against elderly Asian Americans in the Bay Area, some community members became afraid to venture out even for groceries or haircuts. Esther Lim developed booklets titled "How to Report a Hate Crime" in several language in an effort to spread awareness and provide resources for people to call. According to Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of public policy and political science at UC Riverside. "You can have public seminars or private training sessions, but until people step up to spark action, to take ownership of the issue and figure out how to help their fellow Asians, especially the elderly, the quiet habits will continue."