Combating Hate and Discrimination: Resource Guide
Racial equity is one of the Biden-Harris Administration’s immediate priorities. President Biden is putting equity at the center of his agenda with a whole-of-government approach to embed justice, opportunity, and equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities across Federal agencies, policies, and programs. This resource guide is a compilation of federal resources intended to provide agency leaders and staff, and community leaders, with effective ways to address hate crimes and bias incidents against Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
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Hate Crimes and Other Federal Criminal Activity
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Resources:
- Combating hate crimes is one of the Department of Justice’s highest priorities. In this effort to fight bias and hate, the DOJ created a website as a centralized portal for all its hate crimes resources for law enforcement, media, researchers, victims, advocacy groups, and other interested organizations and individual.
- To report a hate crime: United States Department of Justice-Hate Crimes-Get Help Now
DOJ Community Resources Services (CRS) Resources:
- CRS provides facilitation, mediation, training, and consultation services that improve communities’ abilities to problem solve and build capacity to prevent and respond to conflict, tension, and hate crimes based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and disability.
- Toolkit: Preventing and Responding to Bias and Hate Incidents Against Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Communities
- Working with Muslim, Arab, Sikh, South Asian, and Hindu Communities
- Working with Communities Affected by Natural Disaster
- Dialogue on Race
- Translated Resources
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Resources:
- The FBI is an intelligence-driven and threat-focused national security organization with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities. Hate crimes are the highest priority of the FBI’s civil rights program because of the devastating impact they have on families and communities. Website link to more information: Hate Crimes — FBI
- Hate Crimes Threat Guide
- Access Threat Guide in Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese
U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Center for Prevention Programs & Partnerships Resources (CP3):
Harassment and Discrimination at Work
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
- The OFCCP holds those who do business with the federal government (contractors and subcontractors) responsible for complying with the legal requirement to take affirmative action and not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
- How to File a Complaint | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)
- Call: 1-800-397-6251 / TTY 1-877-889-5627
- Find your nearest OFCCP office - Nationwide Office Directory | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)
Harassment and Discrimination in Schools
U.S. Department of Education (ED) Resources:
- The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights enforces several Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education. It is the mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.
- How to File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (ed.gov)
- Call: the OCR Civil Rights Hotline: 1-800-421-3481
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact a local OCR office (ed.gov)
- Confronting COVID-19-Related Harassment in Schools
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- StopBullying.gov - Get Help Now Resources
- Combating Discrimination Against AA and NHPI and MASSA Students
- Get this fact sheet in other languages
Discrimination in Healthcare
U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office of Civil Rights:
- If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, or religion in programs or activities that HHS directly operates or to which HHS provides federal financial assistance, you may file a complaint with HHS’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR). If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your disability by a State or local government health care or social services agency, you may file a complaint with the OCR.
- Know the Rights that Protect us from Discrimination Based on Race, Color or National Origin
Discrimination in Housing
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
- HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) works to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities.
Discrimination in Public Transit
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Office of Civil Rights
- DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Office of Civil Rights is responsible for ensuring public transit providers comply with all nondiscrimination requirements. The office oversees the implementation of laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in the provision of services to the public.
Mental Health Resources
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Resources:
- EPLC | Understanding and Treating Psychosis and Other Mental Illnesses in the Context of Asian Cultures and Anti-Asian Racism - For many Asian Americans, Asian cultures have shaped their explanatory models of health including mental health. In this event, Dr. Fan provided a brief analysis on how Asian religious and philosophical traditions affect the understanding, clinical manifestation and treatment-seeking behaviors of people with psychotic disorders and other mental illnesses. In addition, the mental health toll of anti-Asian racism and being a “model minority” will be presented. During the second part of the event, Dr. Fan lead a clinically oriented discussion to address the barriers to improve mental health care for Asian Americans.
- Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Self-Care and Healing
- Addressing Stigma and Resource Needs Around COVID-19 for Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific-Islander Communities (Discussion Notes)
- Addressing Stigma and Resource Needs Around COVID-19 for Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific-Islander Communities (PowerPoint)
January 2001 President's Advisory Commission Report: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: A People Looking Forward: Action for Access and Partnerships in the 21st Century: An Interim Report to the President and the Nation
January 2021 President's Advisory Commission Report: The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 2020 Report: Advancing Economic Empowerment for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders – A Call to Action