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Condemning Hate Against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders
On Tuesday, eight people, including six Asian women, were shot and killed at massage parlors in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Libraries Without Borders US stands in grief and solidarity against such racist attacks. These attacks are just the latest in a string of hate crimes targeting the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community – violence fueled by the United States’ history of white supremacy, systemic racism, fetishization of Asian women, and gender-based violence. “The fact that people believe what he [the killer] said shows how invisible Asians are,”
Columbia University professor Mae Ngai. If we allow misinformation and prejudice to continue, we are all complicit in this violence.
As an organization committed to promoting access to information, especially for communities who face systemic discrimination, we want to share resources
to learn more
so we can finally end anti-Asian violence in the United States.
Executive Director of Libraries Without Borders US
Check out these resources for additional information:
The 2021 Asian Pacific American Librarians Association COVID-19 Resources
Teaching and Learning about anti-AAPI violence in the US
The Joint Statement from Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations