Condemning Anti-Asian and Anti-Asian American Attacks
We write today to express a collective condemnation of Anti-Asian and Anti-Asian American attacks throughout the world, the United States, and within the City of Philadelphia. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stop AAPI Hate and Asian Americans Advancing Justice have collectively reported more than 3,000 cases of anti-Asian incidents. Many of these incidents have targeted the elderly, including the senseless murder of Vicha Ratanapakdee.
The horrid violence and rhetoric—ignited by false claims about COVID-19 shared by those in positions of power—is ignorant, unacceptable, and must end. Please join us in supporting our Asian and Asian American classmates and their families, faculty and staff, and neighbors who are experiencing fear, assaults, and trauma.