Statement from the Department of History Diversity and Equity Committee and Department Chair Against Anti-Asian Racist and Misogynist Violence
We stand in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in this moment of mourning and condemn the violent and racist misogynist attacks against Asian people in the Atlanta area and beyond. This is not an isolated instance but another tragic and visible one in a long history of xenophobia and racist violence in this country, armed by the refusal to understand gun violence as a matter of public health. We reaffirm our commitment to discern and confront all forms of racism, along with other forms of injustice, discrimination and marginalization in our classrooms and scholarship while we continue to support and work with our students, faculty and staff to build a better world where everyone is treated as an equal human being, deserving of dignity and safety.
March 26, 2021