Documenting Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Is First Step to Promoting Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic was accompanied by an epidemic of anti-Asian hate crimes. Between 2019 and 2021, hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) escalated by 89%. Hate crimes against AAPI have taken many forms, including physical assaults and near-fatal stabbings. Hate crimes do not include other discrimination like being called a racial slur, nor crimes that go unreported.


N.J Umoh is the founder and CEO of CompSciLib, an EdTech platform making computer science theory and math help more accessible to students around the globe. Currently working as a software engineer, N.J is passionate about building a community of those in tech with marginalized identities. We talked to N.J about the conceptualization of CompSciLib and his experience in computer science.