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Wed May 26, 2021, 10:14 AM

AP-NORC poll: More Americans believe anti-Asian hate rising

Source: AP

By TERRY TANG and HANNAH FINGERHUT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans across racial and ethnic groups believe discrimination has worsened in the last year against Asian Americans, who became the target of attacks after being unfairly blamed for the coronavirus pandemic.

A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 60% of Americans say discrimination against Asian Americans has swelled compared with a year ago, including 71% of Asian Americans, 66% of Black Americans, 59% of white Americans and 55% of Hispanic Americans.

Nearly half of Americans believe Asian Americans encounter “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of discrimination in the U.S. today. The poll also finds about 6 in 10 Americans say racism in the U.S. in general is a “very” or “extremely” serious problem. And a majority of Asian Americans say they feel unsafe in public because of their race.

Susan Lee, of Sacramento, California, said friends initiated conversations with her about racism as random attacks on Asians became more frequent, but the 72-year-old Chinese American noted a key difference between friends who were Asian and non-Asian.



FILE - In this March 20, 2021, file photo, woman holds a sign and attends a rally to support stop AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) hate at the Logan Square Monument in Chicago. After more than a year filled with attacks on Asian Americans unfairly blamed for the coronavirus, a majority of Americans across racial and ethnic groups believe anti-Asian American discrimination has worsened over the last year. A poll from the The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds nearly half of Americans believe Asian Americans encounter "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of discrimination. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 10:58 AM

1. It is plain as day.

Only the willfully ignorant would deny it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:11 PM

2. I am glad they passed legislation to curb this trend. More needs to be done.

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Thu May 27, 2021, 03:13 PM

3. That's because it is!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 05:36 AM

4. should say more people KNOW

there's really no question about it

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