Faculty Statement on Increase in Violence Against the AAPI Community and the Mass Murders of March 16, 2021
Department of German and Russian Faculty Statement on Increase in Violence Against the AAPI Community and the Mass Murders of March 16, 2021
The undersigned faculty of the Department of German and Russian express their outrage at the recent increase in violence against Asian Americans and the AAPI community in general. In particular, we stand in solidarity with the victims of the mass murder in Georgia on March 16, 2021 — and note with consternation that the police spokesman initially responsible for the case had himself tweeted anti-Asian racism within the last year.
As scholars of two cultures that have long histories of racist violence, we believe, emphatically, that racism and racist violence should be fought at all levels, and in every way, in our society.
(from the Faculty of the Department): Carlee Arnett, Jaimey Fisher, Jenny Kaminer, Elisabeth Krimmer, Sven-Erik Rose, Olga Stuchebrukhov, and Chunjie Zhang
We encourage people to read Chancellor May’s statement last week, issued before the horrendous mass murders on Tuesday, 16 March:
Here are some additional resources about this racist violence from UCD's Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Renetta Garrison Tull, Ph.D.:
https://twitter.com/Renetta_Tull/status/1372146556736995330 <-- This one amplifies the Chancellor’s message.
https://twitter.com/Renetta_Tull/status/1372280256401268737 <-- This one provides information to assist students who are feeling the impact.
https://twitter.com/Renetta_Tull/status/1372288398891786243 <-- This one reminds us to be “upstanders.” The information was supplied by D&I Education team.