FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2021
(New York, NY) – Our hearts are broken at the news of last night’s murder of eight innocent victims in Atlanta, GA.
While we wait for further details to be released, the initial reports surrounding this latest horrific act against members of our community reiterate what we already know: violence against Asians and Asian Americans is not a new phenomenon. It is a shadow that tails the history of our people, driven by a hate-filled ideology rooted in white supremacy and misogyny.
We call on our nation’s leaders to commit to concrete steps to put a long-needed end to racist attacks and discrimination against the AAPI community. The strength of any society is embodied in its ability to protect our most vulnerable. This is not a time for empty words and platitudes. We demand more.
To our beloved community: sending you much care and light during this terrifying and uncertain time. We are holding you close, today and always.