AARP discusses hate for Asia-Pacific people

WASHINGTON, DC (NV) – AARP recently hosted an online discussion titled “AARP #StopAsianHate Discussion: Protecting Older Adults in Our AAPI Community With Data” to address issues related to hatred. hatred towards Asians from a data perspective, August 25, the organization’s press release said.

The event includes a presentation by research experts on the latest survey findings relevant to the AAPI 50-Plus community, followed by a panel discussion on topics such as the impact on the mental health and wellness of the COVID-19 pandemic on older AAPIs, self-reporting of hate crimes against AAPIs, and the impact of hate on AAPI women over 50.

The speakers participated in the discussion. (Image: AARP)

Guests in the panel discussion included: Ms. Drishti Pillai, research director, National Asian-Pacific American Women Forum (NAPAWF); Mr. Russell Jeung, co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate; and Ms. Van Ta Park, professor in the Department of Public Health Systems at UCSF.

The panel discussion was led by Ms. Daphne Kwok, deputy director of the Asian-Pacific American community at AARP.

Debra Whitman, AARP’s deputy general manager and director of public policy, delivered welcome remarks and shared the importance of segregated data to the AAPI community. Ms. Whitman oversees AARP Research. The organization is addressing two of the main issues surrounding AAPI community research: The lack of AAPI community research and the challenges surrounding research methods.

“Data is a powerful tool for telling impactful stories. However, the chronic lack of data on AAPI communities prevents us from telling a comprehensive story,” Ms. Whitman said. “Separate data is extremely important because it gives us insights beyond the general population and helps us understand what is really happening in every community. AARP has been committed to including more data about AAPI communities in our studies.”

COMPASS survey table

The discussion began with Dr. Van Ta Park. She presented key findings from the COMPASS nationwide online survey. This is an abbreviation for the phrase “The Impact of COVID-19 Survey on Mental Health and Well-being of the Asian-Pacific American Community.”

Based on the results of the COMPASS survey, almost half of the participants (47.1%) were 50 years of age or older. Dr. Park highlighted alarming findings surrounding racial stigma and bias related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as:

In the stigma findings: 60% of all survey respondents said they experienced discrimination within the past six months, coinciding with the pandemic. In addition, when asked about how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed their lives, 41% of people (34.1% of older AAPI adults) said they experience increased racism (from mild to severe).

-In findings on racial bias related to the COVID-19 pandemic: 59% of respondents (44.7% of whom are 50 years of age or older) believe the country is becoming more dangerous for their ethnic group.

Dr. Park states that discrimination is related to behaviors and abuses, while racial bias is related to beliefs and judgments that form or are associated with prejudices.

National survey “Stop AAPI Hate”

Mr. Russell Jeung, started his presentation by sharing a story of Asian Americans over 65 years old on social media last year and telling about their experience with racism. Mr. Jung wanted to encourage attendees to put themselves in the shoes of those who reported because “They [những người AAPI lớn tuổi] recognize the abuse when it happens to them and they want it to stop… they want a voice.”

For Mr. Jeung, the “most worrying thing” from the results of the national survey “Stop AAPI Hate” is that vulnerable populations may be more vulnerable to attack. These vulnerable populations include:

-9.9% of people under 19 years old

-7% of people over 60 years old

Older adults face twice the rate of physical assault (compared to the rest of the Asian American population).

-Women are attacked twice as often as men

In addition, the number of reports of elderly AAPI people in the “Stop AAPI Hate” national survey is significant. In the words of Mr. Jeung, “Nationally, 10% of the Asian American population is elderly. But because older Asians tend to be underreported, the fact that we got 7% ​​of reports suggests that there may be disproportionate targeting of older adults in our community.”

“So here is a scary truth that I learned,” said Mr. Jeung. “The Asian American community is more worried, more nervous, and more afraid of Americans and their hatred than they are of a pandemic that has killed more than 600,000 people. At first, they were actually worried about the pandemic. But now, they fear more violence. You can get vaccinated to protect yourself from the pandemic, from COVID-19, but wearing a mask will not protect you from racism.”

NAPAWF publishes summary of women over 50

Drishti Pillai shares findings from a large study, Electoral Priorities and Policies of Asian-Pacific American Women Over 50, conducted by polling firm The Harris Poll , on behalf of NAPAWF, execute. This study examines voting habits, policy priorities, experiences with Asian hatred and racism, and the overall impact of COVID-19 on AAPI women across the world. 50 years old.

Supported by AARP, this extensive study is the largest ever survey of AAPI women over the age of 50. The study found that 70% of participants suffered from hatred and racism towards Asians, in addition to other insights into the priorities and views of a growing population.

“We are a strong constituency in American politics that has not reached its full potential,” Ms. Pillai said. “And contrary to the imposed generational differences, older AAPI women are just as radical as younger people when you consider their voting patterns and beliefs on key issues like End racism and immigration reform.”

“To meet the unique needs of the AAPI community over 50, it is imperative that organizations work together to create a more realistic picture of this increasingly influential population,” said Ms. Daphne. Kwok said. “As part of our commitment to building more inclusive communities, AARP is proud to host this panel discussion and set out a vision for organizations like NAPAWF, Stop AAPI Hate, and UCSF in their efforts. Their efforts are intended to amplify the experience of AAPIs over 50 in our community and help drive systemic change.”

AARP’s #StopAsianHate discussion is part of AARP’s commitment to fulfill the promise of the National Association of Advertisers Alliance for Holistic Multicultural Marketing to take a stand against hate and violence against the Asian-Pacific American community. To watch the first panel discussion on “Advocate for Our Elders” or review this discussion on “Protecting Older Adults in Our AAPI Community With Data” ,” please visit the AARP AAPI Community (@AARPAAPI) Facebook page. [đ.d.]

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