Faculty Statement on Antiracism

Statement Against anti-Asian and Asian American Racism

Members of the Asian Studies Program are saddened and appalled by the recent deadly shootings in Atlanta, which appear to have targeted women of Asian descent. Since last March there has been a marked increase in incidents of anti-Asian and anti-Asian American racism and violence in the United States. We condemn these acts. Furthermore, we commit ourselves to stand in support of our Asian and Asian American students, faculty, staff and against all acts of racial and xenophobic violence.

Resources on Racial and Xenophobic Violence

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Institute at St. John’s (NY)
American Academy of Religion 
PBS - Asian Americans
Dr. Erika Lee's TedTalk

Asian Minnesotan Alliance for Justice event 'Unheard Stories: Asian American's Experiencing Hate 3-24-2021

Hollaback! Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American Harassment and Xenophobia 3-29-2-21