The Black Lives Matter at School Steering Committee stands in solidarity with the Asian community. We condemn anti-Asian violence and racism. Our hearts are with the families of the eight people, six of whom were Asian women, whom a white man brutally murdered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Over the past year there has been a surge of racist crimes targeting Asians. While these attacks have been directed at people of all genders, data from Stop AAPI Hate reveals women have reported twice as many hate incidents as men.