Resources to Dismantle Racism Against the Asian American Community
Below is a list of resources addressing racism and discrimination against Asian Americans. These resources were compiled by members of the NCFR International Section, Asian American Focus Group, and Korean Families Focus Group.
Hate crimes targeting Asian Americans have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, linked to a rise in stigma and discrimination against people from Asian and Pacific Island countries.
NCFR remains committed to anti-racism and racial justice in the organization and the areas in which we work, and will continue to encourage these efforts among our members.
Cheah, C. S. L., Wang, C., Ren, H., Zong, X., Cho, H. S., & Xue, X. (2020). COVID-19 racism and mental health in Chinese American families. Pediatrics, 146(5), e2020021816. doi.org/10.1542/peds.2020-021816
Chen, H. A., Trinh, J., & Yang, G. P. (2020). Anti-Asian sentiment in the United States–COVID-19 and history. The American Journal of Surgery, 220(3), 556-557. doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.05.020
Chen, J. A., Zhang, E., & Liu, C. H. (2020). Potential Impact of COVID-19-related racial discrimination on the health of Asian Americans. American Journal of Public Health, 110(11), 1624–1627. doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2020.305858
Kim, A. T., Kim, C., Tuttle, S. E., & Zhang, Y. (2021). COVID-19 and the decline in Asian American employment. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 71, 100563. doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2020.100563
Le, T. K., Cha, L., Han, H., & Tseng, W. (2020). Anti-Asian xenophobia and Asian American COVID-19 disparities. American Journal of Public Health, 110, 1371-1373. doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2020.305846
Lee, S., & Rose, R. (2021). Unexpected benefits: New resilience among intergenerational Asian-Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic. Social Work with Groups, 1-7. doi/full/10.1080/01609513.2020.1868705
Misra, S., Le, P. D., Goldmann, E., & Yang, L. H. (2020). Psychological impact of anti-Asian stigma due to the COVID-19 pandemic: A call for research, practice, and policy responses. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(5), 461-464. doi.org/10.1037/tra0000821
Qian, Y., & Fuller, S. (2020). COVID-19 and the gender employment gap among parents of young children. Project MUSE. Advance online publication. muse.jhu.edu/article/762754.
Shih, K. Y., Chang, T. F., & Chen, S. Y. (2019). Impacts of the model minority myth on Asian American individuals and families: Social justice and critical race feminist perspectives. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 11, 412-428. https://doi.org/10.1111/jftr.12342
Tessler, H., Choi, M., & Kao, G. (2020). The anxiety of being Asian American: Hate crimes and negative biases during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 45(4), 636-646. doi.org/10.1007/s12103-020-09541-5
Wang, D., Gee, G. C., Bahiru, E., Yang, E. H., & Hsu, J. J. (2020). Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in COVID-19: Emerging disparities amid discrimination. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 35(12), 3685–3688. doi.org/10.1007/s11606-020-06264-5
Yu, N., Pan, S., Yang, C. C., & Tsai, J. Y. (2020). Exploring the role of media sources on COVID-19-related discrimination experiences and concerns among Asian people in the United States: Cross-sectional survey study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(11), e21684. doi.org/10.2196/21684
- Fighting Racism in COVID-19 Times — Asian Culture Center at Indiana University Bloomington
- COVID-19 Resources to Stand Against Racism — Asian Americans Advancing Justice
- COVID-19 Resource Hub — Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
- Confronting Racism and Supporting Asian American Communities in the Wake of COVID-19 — Urban Institute
- Teach-In Resources to Help Address Anti-Asian Racism, Bias, and Violence — Purdue University Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center
- How You Can Join the Stop Asian Hate Movement — Oprah.com
- Supporting Asian/Asian American Children and Youth during the COVID-19 Pandemic — Society for Research in Child Development