& Pacific Islanders
“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” (2 Corinthians 4:8–9)
The important thing to remember is that this is really not an exceptional moment by any means,” said Sato. “But it’s really part of a much longer genealogy of anti-Asian violence that reaches as far back as the 19th century.
Racism against Asian Americans decried
Washington office of PC(USA) calls for an end to hateful acts
The Presbyterian Office of Public Witness issued a statement Monday decrying racism against Asian Americans and calling for acts of hate against them to stop.
What You Can Do:
Listen to the stories people have to tell. If you don't know what to say, let them know you hear them and believe them. Don't stay silent because you're uncomfortable.
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Abandon myths of the “perpetual foreigner” and “model minority” in thinking and language
Use the letter in this article to write your elected representatives asking them to stand up for the AAPI community they represent