Three Steps to End Hate
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing".
- Edmund Burke
Your actions impact others and make a difference against hate. We need your support. Here are three steps you can take to end the hate.
Look inside yourself for biases and stereotypes. Learn about the history of anti-Asian racism. Know your rights.
Look inside yourself for biases and stereotypes. In order the change the world, we must first change ourselves. Deeply consider whether you subconsciously hold any biases and actively confront them. Make a firm decision to work against intolerance and fight for an inclusive society. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
What actions have I taken against racism? Can I do more?
What would I do if I witnessed a hate incident motivated by race?
Where do I receive my information about other cultures from?
How diverse is my circle of friends? How diverse are the people who visit my home?
What is my first memory of becoming aware of racism?
Know your rights. Research your legal rights and understand the difference between hate speech and hate crimes. Learn about the laws that protect you from discrimination. Share that knowledge with others.
Learn about the history of anti-Asian discrimination. Understanding the context and realities faced by Asian Americans is fundamental to promoting diversity and fellowship. There are countless books by Asian American authors that can help provide crucial information on the history and life of Asian immigrants in the U.S.
2. Speak Up
Report both hate crimes and incidents. Spread awareness and reach out to your community. Contact leaders to bring systemic change.
Report both hate crimes and incidents. Hate crimes are traditional criminal offenses such as assault, vandalism, or robbery motivated by bias against someone's race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. Hate incidents include speech or conduct motivated by prejudice that doesn’t involve a traditional criminal offense.
If you’re a victim, report the incident and seek help. We're here for you. If you're a witness, report what you see and show support to victims. Surround them with comfort and protection.
Hate crimes can be reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, here. Hate incidents can be reported, here.
Spread awareness and reach out to your community. Contact organizations on all levels of society from political organizations to schools, churches, and businesses. Spread awareness about the problem of anti-Asian hate and work with others to create solutions.
Find others that want to stand against hate and work together to create change. Working with others will compound skills, experience, and creativity, fostering a greater impact. Share your passion with everyone, gather their ideas, and get them involved.
Contact leaders to bring systemic change. Form relationships with community leaders and ask them for their public support in rallies and community meeting. Encourage leaders to work toward long-term solutions that address the root causes of intolerance in our society.
Share your unique skills to make the largest impact. Repair acts of hate-fueled vandalism. Promote acceptance and address bias before another hate crime can occur.
Share your unique skills to make the largest impact. If you're an artist, offer your artistic talents to design fliers. If you're a musician, use your musical talents to raise awareness. If you’re a lawyer, offer your legal knowledge to victims of hate crime. Be creative and take action. You have a unique role to play in ending the hate.
We all have resources we can provide to victims and their families such as language translation, childcare, food assistance, and even simple community.
Repair acts of hate-fueled vandalism. Minority owned businesses are often targeted by hate groups. You can help vandalized businesses recover through financial support and graffiti removal.
Promote diversity and address bias before hate incidents can occur. Stay proactive and seek to prevent hate rather than just responding to it. Stay informed on current events related to anti-Asian hate and reach out to new members in your community. The best cure for hate is a diverse yet united community.
End the Hate is an Initiative by Charity Direct, a 501(c)(3) federally recognized Nonprofit. EIN: 86-1237540