AACAP Stands Together with Our Asian American Community

March 18, 2021

In the last year, there has been an increase in racially motivated hate crimes involving both physical violence and harassment targeting Asian Americans in the context of COVID-19. This week, we are saddened, angered, and disheartened by the gun violence that resulted in the death of 8 individuals in Georgia, of which 6 are Asian American women.    

AACAP stands together with our Asian American community. The growing number of violent acts perpetrated against Asian Americans serve as stark reminders that there is still much work to do to address hate, racism, and xenophobia.    

AACAP remains resolute in our efforts to work and use our power to celebrate diversity and secure the fair and just treatment for all. We strive for a world that values dignity and worth of all people. Advancing racial equity and inclusion for people of all races and ethnicities is critical to guaranteeing the safety, security, and wellbeing of everyone.


Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
President, AACAP


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