Responses to Hate

JACL responds to incidents of defamation and hate directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through direct intervention or by providing assistance to JACL chapters to confront incidents in their local areas.

See below for our most recent responses to hate.

Prepared Statement of David Inoue for CAIR Press Conference on Terrorist Attack on New Zealand Mosque

March 15, 2019 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive, 202-223-1240 Good morning, my name is David Inoue, and I am the executive director for the Japanese American Citizens League. We are the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in this country. It is with heavy heart that…

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Hate Crimes

If you need crisis support you may contact the Crisis Text Line by sending the text “HOME” to 741741. For more information about this resource, visit State Hate Crime Laws: 45 states and the District of Columbia have statutes criminalizing various types of bias motived violence or intimidation. See a chart…

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JACL Disappointed By Level of Discipline of Racist Gesture: Statement from JACL National President

Update: JACL requested a formal meeting with the commissioner. That letter can be found here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2017 Statement by Gary Mayeda, National President, Commissioner Manfred’s decision is to suspend Mr. Gurriel for 5 games in 2018. That starts March 29, 2018. Why does that just not…

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JACL Response to Major League Baseball Disciplinary Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2017 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, David Inoue, Executive Director,, 202-607-7273 JACL applauds the swiftness and degree of punishment as well as the unanimity of Major League Baseball, the Commissioner Manfred, both World Series teams’ leadership, and the…

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