The surge in anti-Asian attacks since the start of the pandemic has bred new levels of fear and toxicity in our country. The Alliance for Children’s Rights condemns these senseless attacks, and stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. We grieve last week’s devastating shootings in Atlanta, targeting Asian American businesses, and are heartbroken over the thousands of acts of hate inflicted upon AAPI individuals that have been reported this past year.
This violence is embedded in systemic racism. Our country’s history of xenophobia toward Asian communities dates back to the 1800s through centuries of exclusionary policies, trafficking of Asian women and girls, and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Now, racist rhetoric attempting to scapegoat Asians in the face of a pandemic has fueled hatred and senseless acts of violence.
Together, we must stand up and dismantle white supremacy until all individuals and families in all communities of color are safe from hate.
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