The fight for social justice continues as hate crimes occur in the Asian American community.
The COVID-19 pandemic has more fully revealed another sickness in society: discrimination, prejudice and racism.
Between March and December 2020, Stop AAPI Hate reported over 2,800 hate crimes and incidents against Asian Americans nationwide. The ripple effect of this kind of trauma affects victims, their families and beyond.
“Last year, we issued an international rallying cry to stand with and stand up for Black lives. This moment is no different, as we rally in protection and support of Asians and Asian American people. This is a moment to live out our value to Stand for Equality,” says Corey Anthony, SVP, Chief Diversity & Development Officer.
The violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community must end, and we must raise awareness, look inside ourselves and take a stand against racism.
So, together we stand… for each other, for our communities, for equality for all.