Action Steps For Addressing Anti-Asian Rhetoric and Violence

Action Steps For Addressing Anti-Asian Rhetoric and Violence

Action Steps For Addressing Anti-Asian Rhetoric and Violence

Evangelicals 4 Justice & Covid-19 Response

  1. Pray with your church to repent over the nation’s racial disparities: African Americans have higher rates of infection, Latinx are most economically hurt, and Asian Americans are scapegoated and harassed.
  2. Contact your officials to implement targeted policies:

 

  • Use educational curriculum with Asian American-specific content
  • Find mental health resources for anti-bullying and resilience
  • Use restorative justice programs to handle hate crimes
  • Notify businesses about workplace discrimination and the right to safe access to goods and services

 

  1. Practice bystander intervention. When you witness any form of harassment, check in with impacted individual and ask if they are okay. Avoid engaging with assailant.
  2. Engage with thepeople you know. If you hear something in a sermon or read something on a friend’s FB post, talk with them. Call them, text them, schedule a zoom call, or post a comment on their post.
  3. Make sure your Asian American neighbors, friends, and colleagues know you: see and care for them, and acknowledge what they are directly or indirectly experiencing.
  4. Make eye contact with, acknowledge the presence of (with a smile, a hello) Asian American strangers as you pass them in public.
  5. Support Asian American businesses, restaurants, etc.
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