GSS Statement On Anti-Asian Violence

Dear Graduate Students and Community Members,

We, the members of the Graduate Student Senate are saddened by the horrific and violent murders of: Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, and Yong Ae Yue. by a white supremacist on Monday, March 16, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The violent murders of majority Asian women in Atlanta, Georgia highlights the racism, violence, and bigotry our friends and relatives in the Asian-American community have faced over the past year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit.