Above The Noise

Should More Anti-Asian Violence Be Sentenced As Hate Crimes?

Season 5 Episode 12 | 11m 1s  | Video has closed captioning.

Since the pandemic began, violence against Asian-Americans has skyrocketed. Anti-Asian hate crimes grew nearly 150% in major U.S. cities and those numbers are probably underreported as many folks don’t report what happened to the police. We teamed up with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs to explore why it's so hard to get racist violence charged as hate crimes.

Aired: 05/28/21

Rating: NR


Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Above The Noise is a local public television program presented by KQED.