Statement of Support and Concern on Rise of Asian Hate Crimes

March 21, 2021

Please find the excerpt below from the Department of Asian American Studies' statement on the rise of anti-Asian rhetoric and violence. The recent attacks on persons of Asian ancestry are part of a long and horrible history in the US.

"We stand in solidarity with all of the loved ones and aggrieved who’ve been impacted by this lawlessness. We stand in solidarity with Asian and Asian American women impacted by racialized sexualized violence, and with immigrants, international students, working-class communities, and queer communities, as we recognize the diversity of Asian Americans in the United States. We understand that these forms of violence harm all of us—they are traumatizing to witness, over and over again, especially for persons of Asian ancestry, near Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and all over this country. With great sorrow, we are aware that such acts of violence will likely continue for the foreseeable future, as white supremacy remains a problem for which all Americans must be accountable."

Please also find our Black Lives Matter Solidarity Statement from August 2020.