Beyond the Headlines: Review of National Anti-Asian Hate Incident Reporting/Data Collection Published over 2019-2021 – Dr. Janelle Wong, Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland (June 7, 2021) 

In a thorough review of anti-Asian hate incident reporting and data collection, Dr. Wong observes that these statistics tell a very different story from the media coverage.  They show that while there has been an increase in anti-Asian hate since the start of the pandemic, it is mostly not physical attacks, not more widespread than that faced by other racial groups, not targeted at the elderly, and does not mostly involve Black offenders.