I’m horrified by the violence which is occurring across the US against the Asian American Pacific Islander community. You may be experiencing similar feelings. These crimes have no place in America or anywhere.
Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate (AAPI Hate), a group that tracks anti-Asian violence, received nearly 3,800 reports of hate incidents since mid-March, 2020, around the time that the Covid-19 pandemic overtook the US. More than 500 of those incidents occurred in the first two months of 2021.
This targeting is sickening but not surprising given the normalizing of anti-Asian hate speech in the past year. People have been attacked, harassed, and scapegoated after Covid-19 was first observed in Wuhan, China, and it spread around the world.
Let’s stand together in resistance against hate. Let’s lean on each other, doing what we know, helping to ensure that equity and communities are at the center of the world’s environmental, social, and economic climate change and sustainability solutions.