United Against Hate
The recent brutal killings of eight people in Atlanta’s spas, seven of whom are women of which all but one is Korean American, are the latest and worst in the slew of violence and harassment against Asian Americans since the pandemic. But such violence is part and parcel of our history as Asian Americans and immigrants in this country — from the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) through the post-9/11 attacks on Muslims and South Asians, and continuing now as “KungFlu.” This must end.
This attack, rooted in racism and misogyny, brings together both racism against Asian Americans, and immigrants at large, and violence against women. SACSS works with this very population: Asian immigrants, women, and their families who are all seeking to make a life in the US. It is exceedingly sad that they are being met with hostility and violence.
We work in close partnership with many other community based organizations, and we stand together, with our partners, united against hate.