The University of Massachusetts Amherst


3/17 Statement in Solidarity with AAPI Community

March 17th, 2021 Dear UMass Community, We are writing in the wake of a year characterized by rapidly increasing rates of hate crimes, racist attacks, threats, and vitriol targeted at the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The horrific acts of violence towards the Asian community across the country and yesterday’s mass murder against Asian-Americans workers in an Asian-owned business in Atlanta, Georgia underscore the severity of this moment and must prompt a united response against any and all forms of racism, discrimination, xenophobia, and violence.

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