Over the past year, the U.S. has seen a dramatic rise in crimes against people of Asian heritage, and in a horrific act earlier this week in Atlanta, eight people were killed. The College of Public Health and Health Professions condemns all acts of racial violence and hate and we mourn the victims of this tragedy.
We call on all members of our community to join in support of our Asian-American colleagues. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone is respected and valued. This week reminds us of the critical importance of this work. As current and future educators, researchers and health providers, we must serve as advocates for change as we continue to strive toward a more just world.
For a list of resources and guides to help fight anti-Asian racism, please see this article.
–Dean Michael G. Perri