Community Advocates Argue For Better Tracking of Asian-American Hate Crimes
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Photo by Jacob Aere
The suspect in an attack against an elderly Filipino woman in San Diego has his first court appearance today.
The 35-year-old man is facing charges of assault and elder abuse, but not a hate crime. The attack is being seen as part of a string of attacks nationwide against Asian Americans that includes the death of an 84-year-old man in Northern California last month.
Manjusha Kulkarni is the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council in Los Angeles and a Lecturer in the Asian American Studies Department of UCLA. She is also the co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate.
She joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss how authorities can better keep track of hate crimes in the United States.
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