REPOST (in case you missed it from March 3)
Since the start of COVID-19, acts of bigotry, exclusion, and hate against Asian and Asian American communities that have been present throughout American history have only increased. We condemn these inexcusable acts, and, should they surface in our own community, we will responsibly address any and all incidents reported. As an institution that is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, we support the AAPI community within our school and across the nation.
Organizations such as Stop AAPI Hate and Asian Americans Advancing Justice have collectively reported more than 3,000 cases of anti-Asian incidents since the pandemic began. While some attacks and crimes are reported to police, we know that many more go unreported. To learn more about moments in history where overt anti-Asian racism was on display, swipe through the images in this post. To learn more about recent incidents of hate and how you can support organizations fighting for the safety of Asian American communities, please check out the resources on our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) families and educators resources page.
UPDATE, March 18, 2021
As a school committed to anti-racism, we continue to show up in solidarity against all forms of racism, using our voice and platform to invite others to raise their voices with us. We encourage you to show up and take action.
CALL TO ACTION
(Credit to Michigan Ross's AABA for some of the following content)
2. Raise awareness, interrupt, and condemn acts of anti-Asian racism and violence.
- Read and share Victims of anti-Asian attacks reflect a year into pandemic.
- Watch and share #NeedToKnow by Yoonj Kim from MTV News.
- Watch and share This millennial activist is calling out anti-Asian racism.
- Watch and share Call It Covid-19.
4. Learn and share the history of racial discrimination against the AAPI community.
- Download the slides documenting historical instances of overt anti-Asian racism.
- Visit our anti-racism resources for families and educators.
- Watch and share PBS Asian Americans.
5. Make a personal commitment for transformative action.
- Love and support our Asian-American and Pacific Islander colleagues, students, and ourselves.
- Read and share SHOW UP - Your Guide to Bystander Intervention.
For more anti-racism resources for families and educators, visit our DEI resources page on our website.
#StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate #abhorrenceofbigotry