The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a briefing on March 24, 2023, on the federal government’s response to anti-Asian racism in the United States. The Commission’s investigation seeks to examine the federal government’s role in documenting, prosecuting, and preventing hate crimes against persons of Asian descent during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The investigation will also include background and historical perspectives of Asian immigration in the U.S.; anti-Asian immigration laws and changes to immigration laws for persons of Asian descent; and misperceptions and stereotypes of Asian immigrants and Asian Americans.
At this public briefing, Commissioners will hear from subject matter experts such as government officials, academics, policy experts, law enforcement professionals advocates, and impacted persons. The Commission will accept written materials from the public for consideration as we prepare our report; submit to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 24, 2023.