Tragic and Unacceptable
March 18, 2021
The murders of six Asian American Pacific Islander women on Tuesday in the Atlanta area is both tragic and unacceptable. These events were a racially motivated hate crime, with white supremacy at its roots. For too long we have done little more than express solidarity with Asian American communities and pledge to be better listeners, without significant action. In the past year alone, there have been over 3,800 incidents of Anti-Asian racial violence reported in this country, primarily against women. Tuesday’s events were part of a pattern of racism and long-standing objectification of Asian American women (and more broadly women and non-binary BIPOC) that is too often underreported, normalized, and disregarded.
The Alliance recommits to supporting our AmeriCorps members, Minnesota Youth Council representatives, staff, board, and partners in standing up and speaking out against this continued violence, and making the individual, organizational and systemic changes necessary to stop this pattern of violence and hate that AAPI communities and women and non-binary people of color experience daily.
Educate yourself and others, show up and take action: https://stopaapihate.org/