ACCT Foundation is set to launch a revealing series on our latest research findings concerning Anti-Asian racism in Canada. 

With 19.3% of Canadians being Asian, it’s crucial to spotlight our roles and confront discrimination. Our recent survey reveals a staggering reality: an average of 4 racist incidents per person in five years, with 73% witnessing racism. The time for action is now. 

Follow us on social media to uncover the truth and engage with the facts that need to be told. Be part of the change as we dissect and discuss our comprehensive study.

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Since 2020, discrimination against Asians has been on the rise, worsening each year. Unfortunately, many people remain silent because they feel scared or powerless.

Racism is a determinant of health. Remaining silent not only affects our emotional well-being but also impacts our physical health. It’s time to stand up and speak out against racism. If you see something, say something! Report any discrimination to ACCT, and let‘s make our world safer and more inclusive for everyone.

Recognizing the Varied Contexts of Racism

In our fight against racism, we must acknowledge its many layers. Our research reveals the pervasive nature of discrimination against Asian Canadians, spanning digital spaces, public transit, and the workplace. Let’s unite against prejudice in all its forms for a fairer tomorrow.

The Impact of Racism on Mental Health

Racism’s toll on mental health is staggering, with over 80% reliving traumatic encounters through nightmares or constant fear. Many avoid activities and battle negative mood changes, disrupting family and work life. Our study revealed shattered trust and increased vulnerability. Urgent action is needed to address this deep-rooted trauma.

Challenges in Seeking Help + Solution

Our latest research exposes the challenges in seeking help after experiencing racism. With nearly half of respondents hesitant due to feelings of helplessness and fear, it’s time to dismantle these barriers.

Reach out to trusted friends, family, or organizations offering formal services. Together, we can navigate these challenges and pave the way for a supportive community.

Understanding Implicit Bias

Do you know what implicit bias is? Implicit bias refers to the attitudes and stereotypes that affect people’s understanding and actions. It may be hard to detect, but it is equally as harmful as direct acts of racism. In the study described above, implicit bias led to unequal hiring practices based simply on a name. Frequent messaging that comes from implicit biases are also important to be aware of. These messages from peers, family, education system and media can start shaping public attitude and assumptions (even starting at a young age!) towards certain groups of people – perpetuating racial discrimination at individual and systemic levels.

What to Say When Facing Racism

Many of us don’t know how to react when facing racism, but it’s crucial to find our voice and take action. When confronting racism, assertively interrupt harmful behavior, boldly name it as racism or discrimination, and confidently express your disagreement. Approach these confrontations with empathy and understanding, seeking support from authorities or co-witnesses if needed, and always prioritize your safety. Let’s stand united against racism, sharing our experiences and strategies to create a more inclusive world. Together, we can make a difference.