As an Asian bystander at an anti-Asian crime, why did I do nothing? Here's what experts say

By Ashley Ahn, USA Today |

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism reported a 339% increase in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans in 2021 compared with 2020, prompting organizations like Right to Be and AAJC to hold bystander intervention trainings for members of the Asian American community and allies.

Asian Americans are among the least likely of minority groups to say they are “very comfortable” reporting a hate crime, according to an AAPI Data 2021 survey: 45% of Black Americans and 42% of Latino Americans said they are “very comfortable” reporting a hate crime, while only 30% of Asian Americans and 36% of Pacific Islanders responded the same.

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