Here at Recoup we stand against racism and discrimination of all kinds. We shared this statement on social media and we have assembled a list of resources below to empower our community to be a part of the solution.
Whether these issues impact you or the people you care about directly, we believe that we each have a responsibility to stand up against hate. Recent violence against Asian-Americans has prompted us to share the resources below, not only to help be a part of a solution, but to share our voice and our platform for good. Over the next few weeks we will also be reviving the small business spotlight on our @recoupwellness Instagram we started at the outbreak of Covid-19 which we have used to spotlight Small Businesses and Black-Owned Business. This time we will turn the spotlight to Asian-owned businesses.
We will continue to update and share resources. Here are few different ways that you can have an impact. Feel free to reach out if there is anything we can do to support you or if you recommend additional resources to share.
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States by Erika Lee
- Your Guide To Bystander Intervention
- This article is a guide to bystander intervention. It focuses on how to make public spaces safe for everyone and what you can do to stand up for others to help them feel safe.
- Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community
- Cornell University’s Asian American Studies Program provides a list of resources surrounding the topics of; advocacy, COVID-19, anti-racism, self-care, and coalition politics.
- 'I Will Not Stand Silent.' 10 Asian Americans Reflect on Racism During the Pandemic and the Need for Equality
- The New York Times released this article in the summer of 2020 and gave the space for Asian Americans to tell their stories on how racism has impacted their lives, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- America’s long history of scapegoating its Asian citizens
- National Geographic put together this article to give an overview of the racism against Asian Americans throughout multiple decades.
- COVID-19 Resources To Fight Bullying And Hate
- Act To Change provides resources to help fight the hate that is affecting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. This includes where to report an incident, articles about the hate crimes and racism Asian-Americans are experiencing, articles on how organizations and individuals are taking a stand against racism, bias, and hate crimes, and also resources on how you can help as well.
- Anti-Racism College Guide for AAPI Students and Allies
- Geared at college students, but relevant for those of any age this site has resources for AAPI mental health, studies on pertinent issues and practical education for Asian-Americans and allies.
- "Yes, You Should Speak Up If Your Friends or Family Post Something Racist"
- Huff Post Article published July, 2020 on addressing racism in you friend group or online.
Report Hate Crimes
- Stop AAPI Hate
- This website is a resource to report hate against Asian American Pacific Islander individuals.
- Stand Against Hatred
- This website is created by Asian Americans Advancing Justice and gives the option to report a hate crime or read the stories that others have experienced.
- Stop AAPI Hate
- Stop AAPI Hate was launched by the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), the Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
- Hate Is A Virus
- Hate Is A Virus is a nonprofit community of mobilizers and amplifiers that exists to dismantle racism and hate.
- Act To Change
- Act To Change is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to address bullying, including in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Get Support (Resources for Asian Americans)
- Gold House
- Gold House is the premier nonprofit collective of Asian founders, creative voices, and leaders. Its mission is to unify the world's largest populace to enable more authentic multicultural representation and societal equity.
- USPAAC is the most established and largest non-profit organization representing Pan Asian Americans and their related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services.
- Asian Leaders Alliance
- Asian Leaders Alliance (ALA) is a self-organized group that consists of leaders from the Asian Employee Resource Group (ERG) of different organizations/companies that started in San Francisco and is around the world that leverages the power of our respective groups—making a positive impact within each organization/company and the community.
- National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
- The mission of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is to promote the mental health and well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Since its founding, NAAPIMHA strives to raise awareness of the role of mental health in an individual’s health and well-being, especially in Asian American Pacific Islander communities throughout the country.
Thanks for joining us to take a stand and have a positive impact. Please reach out if there is an organization that you would like included or you have a story to share.
Susan, Siwat and the Recoup Team