Condemning the Recent Acts of Anti-Asian Violence
Howard Brown mourns the loss of eight lives, the majority of whom were Asian women, to an act of hatred and violence committed earlier this week. We stand in solidarity with Asian immigrant, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities across the country who are experiencing grief, outrage, and fear. Recently, there has been a spike in hate violence against Asian people in this country stemming from racism and xenophobia around the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last year alone, the Stop AAPI Hate coalition reported nearly 3,800 incidents of anti-Asian hate, violence, and discrimination occurring in the United States.
We condemn these acts of anti-Asian hate, and we also recognize that discrimination and racism against Asian people is not a new phenomenon in this country. Anti-Asian discrimination has a long history in America, and it continues to negatively impact the physical and mental health and well-being of Asian Americans to this very day. As an organization that strives to advance health equity for all, we know that there can be no health equity without racial justice and the dismantling of racist systems. Howard Brown remains committed to advancing racial justice, and we stand united in condemning all forms of anti-Asian hate, discrimination, and violence.