What We Do

The Virulent Hate Project is an interdisciplinary research initiative that studies anti-Asian racism and Asian American activism during the COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to identify and understand broad trends in how Asian and Asian American people are experiencing and combatting racism. In addition, by focusing on incidents reported in news media, we go beyond the big numbers to showcase thousands of stories of how individuals and communities are impacted by and responding to the recent surge in anti-Asian racism and violence.

Our ultimate mission is to serve the public by building knowledge, sharing stories, and creating resources that can shape public policy, inform the advocacy work of community organizations, support educational programming, and improve understanding of Asian and Asian American experiences.

For 2020, the Virulent Hate
Project Collected and Analyzed


Articles in News


Incidents of Anti-Asian Racism


Incidents of Resistance to Anti-Asian Racism