WRCBAA Stands in Solidarity with the Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
On March 16, 2021, a 21-year-old white male opened fire on three massage parlors in Atlanta, killing eight people, including six Asian women. While xenophobic attacks on those of Asian descent are not a new phenomenon in America, these cowardly and hateful physical and verbal attacks have risen alarmingly during the Pandemic. This is no doubt in response to cynical, hateful statements of disinformation regarding people of Asian origin and the Pandemic by the last administration.
Western Region Council on Black American Affairs (WRCBAA) stands in solidarity with our Asian American/Pacific Islander communities. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and loved ones of the individuals that have faced senseless racism, discrimination, and racially motivated acts of violence. We stand alongside our Asian American and Pacific Islanders brothers and sisters in a fight against hatred, evildoers, and xenophobia. We will continue to work with our colleges and communities to advocate for anti-racist education and encourage intentional actions to deter racist or hate-fueled language and acts. #StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate
For ways to get involved:
Community Organizations, Resources, and Action!
Stop AAPI Hate
Advancing Justice – Atlanta
San Diego State University – APIDA Take the Pledge
My Sisters House
OCA Sacramento – Asian Pacific American Advocates
Philippine National Day Association
National Alliance for Filipino Concerns NAFCON
Anti-Asian Violence Resources