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NACAS Statement on Violence Against Asians and Asian Americans
We are saddened by the news of the shootings in Atlanta earlier this week that resulted in the death of six Asian women. NACAS condemns these acts of violence and stands in solidarity with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities. We grieve for the victims, their families, and all who are suffering during this time.
The dramatic increase in hate crimes against the AAPI communities that we have seen during the pandemic underscores a larger issue with longstanding interpersonal and systemic racism. The histories of the AAPI communities are not monolithic and there is a lot of work to be done to understand their unique and varied experiences. You can visit https://stopaapihate.org/ for more information, resources, or report a hate incident.
This tragic loss serves as yet another reminder of the important role we all play in dismantling racism, both personally and on our campuses. We have a responsibility to ensure that all members of our communities feel safe, included, and respected. NACAS remains committed to upholding our anti-racism and anti-xenophobia values. We will continue to examine our own practices and learn from those who are leading the way. Our partners at ACPA (College Student Educators International) have several resources on diversity and inclusion that you can implement on your campus.
We encourage you to review the following:
- Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks
- Bias Incident Prevention and Response Protocol
- Black Lives Matter Blog
- Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization
- Bold Vision Forward Framework