FiAT stands with AAPI community.
Over the past few years, there has been a sharp escalation in hate speech, hate crimes, and other forms of harassment against members of the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities in the United States. Violence and discrimination have come in many forms, from political leaders using racist language in referring to coronavirus to the brutal and senseless attacks against Asian women and members of the Asian American community here in the Bay Area, in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and countless other cities across the nation.
Founded and lead by people of the AAPI community, we at FiAT condemn these acts of violence and incidents of hate speech. Anti-Asian hate crimes cannot and will not be ignored; we fully support those impacted by racism—and always will.
While speaking out for the AAPI community, we also stand in solidarity alongside members of the Black and African American community, the Hispanic and Latinx community, the LGBTQ+ community, the Indigenous community, the Muslim community, the Jewish community, and all others who have been targeted by hatred, slurs, violence, and other forms of discrimination.
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For more ways you or someone you know can better your knowledge of the AAPI community, visit:
--Self Evident: Asian American’s Stories is a podcast that aims to challenge assumptions about Asian Americans
--PBS’ Asian Americans is a five-part documentary series on the history of Asians in America.
--#AsianAmCovidStories is a YouTube documentary series exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.