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Inspiration and encouragement for building a Race Equity Culture

Statement & Resources on Recent Mass Shootings

Statement & Resources on Recent Mass Shootings

With three recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, Orange Country, California, and Uvalde, Texas, we’ve seen, yet again, how deeply white supremacy and violence are embedded in the fabric of this nation. We are heartbroken for these victims and their families. We are angry that “thoughts and prayers” are offered but action to prevent gun violence, which disproportionately affects BIPOC, is not.

Problem Minority & Model Minority: “Solidarity” Against the Backdrop of Anti-Blackness

Problem Minority & Model Minority: “Solidarity” Against the Backdrop of Anti-Blackness

This post, originally published on December 17, 2020, is relevant during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). Especially in the wake of the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, NY that took 10 lives and injured three more this past weekend, it remains important to call for the eradication of the anti-Blackness that permeates globally. The Asian American and Black communities have a history of solidarity to build on. Working together, we can build true racial solidarity and move all communities closer to equity.

Stop Asian Hate

Stop Asian Hate

Originally published on March 23, 2021. Using an intersectional frame, last week’s horrific killing of eight people, six of whom were Asian women, can be viewed as the tragic manifestation of the misogyny, racism and white supremacy embedded in the fabric of American culture and society – the same culture that generously described the white gunman’s actions as the result of “a bad day” and his being “fed up.” In America, the crimes of a white male domestic terrorist can be casually regarded with greater humanity than the lives or deaths of those he murdered.