Korean Americans Reporting 2nd Highest Counts of COVID-19 Related Discrimination: Koreatown Executive Directors Call for Coordinated Government Effort Against Anti-Asian Hate
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - On behalf of the Korean and Korean American community we serve, the Executive Directors of Koreatown organizations issue a joint statement of grave concern regarding the recent rise in anti-Asian hate incidents, hate crimes, and stigma. Korean Americans are reported as second highest count of COVID-19 related discrimination and in response, we call upon the Governor’s Office and the Mayor of Los Angeles to establish a coordinated government effort to respond to these incidents in a cohesive and effective manner.
KAC was joined by the Anderson Munger Family YMCA, Center for the Pacific Asian Family, Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE), Kheir Clinic, Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA), Korean American Family Services (KFAM), Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA), Korean American National Museum, Korean Resource Center (KRC), and Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC), in issuing the formal joint statement.
We are committed to working to ensure safety for our community. Our organizations jointly urge our elected officials, allies, and community members to speak out against these instances of hate. We also encourage our community members to continue to report hate incidents and crimes. For any hate incidents and crime activities, people can report at Stop AAPI Hate and by calling 2-1-1 so our experiences can be counted.