Racial Equity and Inclusion
In 2017, the FBI documented 7,175 hate crimes, which is a 17% increase from 2016. Additionally, reports show that nearly 60% of hate crime victims were targeted because of their race, ethnicity, or ancestry. More specifically, the report shows a continued increase in hate crimes against AAPIs, with anti-Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander incidents increasing by 56%.
Since OCA’s founding in 1973, we have fought tirelessly against anti-AAPI hate incidents and racial profiling.
We work in Congress and on the ground to foster a society that’s safe for our communities. OCA operates aapihatecrimes.com, a resource website for victims and community advocates, featuring our Responding to Hate Incidents: Community Action Guide. OCA also leads in addressing institutional racial profiling. Our Asian American Racial Profiling Taskforce connects with local and national authorities to hold public and private actors accountable for discriminatory action.