Over the past year, individuals representing the Asian diaspora have been the targets, victims, and survivors of increased hate, racism, and xenophobia. Asians across this nation are increasingly experiencing threats, harassment, intimidation, assaults, scapegoating, discrimination, injuries, vandalism, violence, and death. ‘Stop AAPI Hate’ tracks more than 2,800 incidents of racism and discrimination targeting Asians. 

We cannot ignore the fact that hate is the fuel that is perpetuating Anti-Asian sentiment and hate crimes.

We recognize the impact that these acts of hate and injustice may be having on our students, their families, and our colleagues who represent the Asian diaspora. The College of Nursing denounces any and all acts of racism and hate and stands in solidarity with not only the peaceful demonstrators from Black Lives Matter but also with members of the Asian community. Let's work to end hatred in all forms and variations to build mentally and physically safer and healthier inclusive communities.

-Issued May, 2021