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UC-AFT Statement on Atlanta Murders, White Supremacy and Mysogyny


March 18, 2021


UC-AFT deplores the murders of eight people in the Atlanta area this week. Most of those killed were women of Asian descent. We are sickened, heartbroken, and angry for the victims, survivors, and their loved ones. The attack seems to have been motivated by a deadly mix of misogyny and racism. It is not an isolated event but the latest in a pervasive, sometimes unrecognized history of violence against Asian-Americans. Anti-Asian racism has been condoned and perpetuated recently by public figures with enormous power, and rising numbers of white male supremicist attacks have terrified AAPI communities. We categorically denounce such bigotry and bloodshed and stand united with our members and their communities who are mourning, stunned, and scared today. We extend embraces of love and solidarity to all who are grieving and rededicate ourselves to #StopAsianHate and #StopAAPIHate.