Statement from the DC Action Team: We stand in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

DC Action Team

 

We stand in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

All of us at DC Action stand in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander siblings and communities.  Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the United States have experienced increased racist violence, harassment and abuse since the pandemic began, facing threats from deeply misguided individuals who blame them for the spread of COVID-19, often responding to hate based narratives pushed by those in power. 

Last night’s murders are yet another example of vicious scapegoating of innocent people based on race or ethnicity, and it must stop now.

Racism in all its forms, perpetrated against any humans, is intolerable. In support of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, we share strength, power, and perseverance to overcome prejudice and hate. 

-From the entire DC Action Team

March 17, 2021