May 17 2021 A recent survey found that nearly 80 percent of Asian Americans are disrespected and say they are discriminated against by their fellow Americans, U.S. media reported. In addition, a large proportion of respondents of many races said they were unaware of the increase in hate crimes and racism against Asian Americans over the past year.
The survey was commissioned by the new nonprofit Leading Asian American United Change (LAAUNCH) and was based on feedback from 2,766 U.S. residents between March 29 and April 14, According to National Public Radio. Other results of the survey show that 90 percent of African-Americans and 73 percent of Hispanic/Latino Americans say they are discriminated against in the United States. From verbal abuse to violent attacks, hate crimes against Asian-Americans will increase from 2019 to 2020. According to the survey, 37 percent of white Americans, 30 percent of African Americans, 24 percent of Hispanics and 13 percent of Asian Americans said they were unaware of the increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans.
The survey also asked people what they thought of Asian-Americans on television and in movies. Norman Chen, chief executive of LAAUNCH, says most Asian-Americans are still stereotyped characters in tv dramas, including waiters, special servicers, and Chinese kung fu, which are always single and stereotyped. “Our data does increase our opportunities to create comprehensive, prominent roles in film and television.”