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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CAU chapter.

The Asian-American community is under attack. 


Late Tuesday night a white gunman by the name of Robert Aaron Long murdered six Asian women and two others in Atlanta-area massage parlors sending terror throughout the entire Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community. His motivation? A sex addiction, Long claimed. 


Sex addictions and mental health crises are no excuse for racist, xenophobic, or misogynistic hate crimes. 


Tensions have been high since the start of the pandemic with people like former President Trump calling the coronavirus names like the “Kung Flu” and “China Virus.” The AAPI community needs your support. If you cannot participate in on-ground efforts, here’s how you can put your money forward.


Asian-American Resource Center in Atlanta

A non-profit organization founded in 1997 dedicated to serving the less fortunate through programs and initiatives such as their EL/Civics Class and Rapid Re-Housing Programs and annual toy drives and blanket donations.

The Korean American Coalition—Metro Atlanta

An organization with a commitment to the advancement of the Georgia Korean-American community. They encourage civic engagement by educating the Korean-American community.

Asian/Pacific American Council of Georgia (APACGA)

APACGA serves to protect Asian-American interests and promote their rights to engage in the American voting system.

Stop AAPI Hate

Born out of the bigotry of the global pandemic, this organization tracks incidents of discrimination, bullying and hate crimes inflicted on the AAPI community within the U.S.

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

An organization committed to advocacy against racial injustice. It was built on the belief that until everyone is free, no one is free.

Hate is a Virus

Started in April 2020 as a rebuttal to growing AAPI targeted hate crimes, Hate is a Virus exists to challenge racial stereotypes and abolish xenophobic attacks.

Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF)

Founded in 1974 in New York, AALDEF fights against issues affecting the Asian-American community such as voting and immigration rights through the use of free legal counsel.

Asian Americans Advancing Against Justice (AAJC)

AAJC’s mission is to “advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.” They do this through means such as advocacy for fair and equal census counts and family immigrants’ rights.

Asian Mental Health Collective (AMHC)

AMHC’s goal is to normalize mental health amongst members of the Asian diaspora through the values of collaboration, creation, connection and celebration.

The tenacious Arianna Johnson is a junior mass media arts major with a concentration in journalism and a minor in political science at thee illustrious Clark Atlanta University. She's from the place where bigger is better: Dallas, Texas. This means that her love for BBQ is almost as big as her love for her state! She enjoys writing, shopping, makeup and here recently, doing nails. She hopes to one day write for CNN, Teen Vogue, Essence and more. If you're looking for sarcasm, political commentary, Black girl struggles, all things beauty and everything in between, then she's your girl!
Da'Zhane Johnson is a Junior at Clark Atlanta University. She often finds herself eagerly waiting in a Starbucks line, or happily looking for new coffee orders to add to her collection. Her major is Mass Media Arts with a hard concentration in journalism, so in her spare time, she's usually writing. To read more of her articles, check her out on Instagram @bydazh!