The School for Workers strongly condemns racial violence, oppression, bigotry, and misogynic acts of any kind. Like others throughout the country, we grieve for the lives lost and for the victim’s families and communities impacted by the recent Atlanta area murders. We are saddened and angered by the increased assaults and crimes against Asian Americans and their communities.
There is no denying the overt and systemic racism present in the United States, or that a rise in attacks against Asian Americans was fueled by our so-called leaders who place blame on China for the COVID-19 pandemic. For hundreds of years, structural racism has had devasting consequences for the Asian Pacific Islander community, particularly among Asian American women. Violence against women must end. We at the School for Workers continue to stand with workers, individuals, and communities of all backgrounds and against the economic, social, and political structures that have allowed hate and racial violence to flourish. We will continue to work towards the advancement of civil rights, efforts to raise living standards, participation in social institutions of under-represented and disadvantaged groups, and creation of meaningful employment opportunities for all workers. We look forward to working together in solidarity for lasting change to building a more equitable and just society.