Reading the Thermometer: Hate Incidents Against Asian Students on Campus

Helen Ahn Lim

Safety is a shared concern among students, parents, and college officials. Although personal safety is a warranted issue, college reports on crime and victimization focus on a limited number of offenses. For example, important data on hate crime are often left out or ignored. This is particularly problematic given how easily hate can be fueled in a college campus environment and the ease with which victims can be targeted. Forging ahead, this paper examines the nature and frequency of hate incidents against Asian students on a prominent Big Ten university campus.

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Updated 05/20/2006