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Anti-Asian hate incidents spike by 1,800% in Orange County

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Anti-Asian hate incidents — attacks that do not rise to the level of a hate crime — have increased in 2020 by a whopping 1,800% in California’s Orange County, according to a new report from the nonprofit Orange County Human Relations Commission.

Driving the surge: For the past decade, the county logged only four to five incidents against Asian Americans each year, according to Nhi Nguyen, the commission’s hate crime prevention coordinator. However, 2020 saw a total of 76 incidents against the community, a surge attributed to the growth of anti-Asian sentiment around COVID-19.

“Community members have been told to go back home and blamed for bringing COVID,” Nguyen said, according to Voice of OC. In one incident, a stranger reportedly yelled “f*cking Chinese, coronavirus” at an Asian family near a gas station. Even the Orange County Board of Super

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