Statement against Anti-Asian Violence

The MSU School of Social Work Racial and Social Justice Collaborative stands in solidarity with the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) communities across the nation and across our own campus. We condemn all Anti-Asian discrimination and violence.

"The horrific, racially motivated murders in Atlanta reveals, once again, the effects of white supremacy in this country."

We speak and honor the names of Daoyou Fengand, Hyeon Jeong Park, Julie Park, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Delaina Ashley Yaun, and two others whose names have not been made public.

Hate crimes and violence against AAPI individuals have dramatically increased over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic as many public and private figures have used the pandemic to scapegoat, dehumanize, and stereotype APIDA communities. According to Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Stop AAPI Hate received 3,800 reports of Anti-Asian hate over the last year, with women twice as likely to report incidences of hate as men. In a study released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism as California State University, hate crimes against people in the Asian Community have increased by 150 percent in 2020 alone1.

"As social workers, we are called to uphold our ethical obligation to promote social justice and take action to end discrimination, dismantle oppression and other systems which contribute to social injustice."
Below is a list of resources and ways you personally can contribute to such changes.

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Michigan State University offers these methods of support:

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For those interested in learning more about APIDA and Asian communities at MSU: