Anti-Asian violence has a long history in the U.S., yet is often obscured by ideas like the model minority myth. And while the growing movement to #StopAAPIHate is an easy-to-digest sentiment, scholars who study racism often emphasize that the most pressing issue is not individual hate or bias, but structural forces.
Drawing on both a rich community of scholars here at Indiana University and beyond, CRRES has curated and will continue to maintain this resource page addressing anti-Asian racism. Below you'll find immediate ways to take action, from reporting bias incidents to on-going petitions; links to IU units that serve Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students; and selected readings to help make sense of the recent violence against Asians and Asian Americans.
Statement on Anti-Asian Violence in Atlanta
Last week, a mass shooting took place in Atlanta at three Asian-owned businesses, leaving eight dead. Six were Asian American women. This senseless attack was not an isolated incident, but part of a larger history of anti-Asian sentiment, violence, and more recently, a reminder of the painful ways in which Asian Americans have been scapegoated for the COVID-19 pandemic...
We stand in solidarity with the Asian American community and mourn the lives lost in Atlanta. Of the six Asian women who were murdered, all were immigrants, mothers, and low-income workers; four were U.S. citizens; two were grandmothers; and one was a single mother.
Sun Cha Kim, 김선자, 69
Hyun Jung Grant, [김]현정, 51
Soon Chung Park, 박순정, 74
Yong Ae Yue, 유영애, 63
Xiaojie Tan, 谭小洁, 49
Daoyou Feng, 冯道友, 44
Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33
Paul Andre Michels, 54