EAPS Statement on Anti-Asian Racism and Violence
On behalf of the EAPS department and the EAPS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee,
While racism and discrimination against individuals of Asian heritage is by no means new, over the past year we have witnessed an alarming escalation in bigotry and xenophobia directed at Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. Here in EAPS we condemn all violent and racist actions perpetrated against these members of our community. Individuals of Asian descent are valued and important members of the EAPS community and we offer our unequivocal support to you in these difficult times.
If you have experienced or witnessed a xenophobic incident, please immediately report the incident to the departmental ombudspeople, the department head, and the Office of Institutional Equity. We encourage the faculty to ask their group members if they have access to the support they need and provide space for discussing this topic if desired.