Asian American Arts Workers Denounce White Supremacy in Open Letter

Violence against people of Asian descent has soared since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent wave of brutal hate crimes in the US has devastated the Asian American community. Last month, a white gunman murdered eight people, six of them Asian women, in a shooting rampage across Atlanta-area massage parlors. A few weeks later, a 65-year-old Asian woman…

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n, in a shooting rampage across Atlanta-area massage parlors. A few weeks later, a 65-year-old Asian woman was stomped on and beaten outside a New York City building lobby after the perpetrator hurled anti-Asian insults.

In a poignant display of solidarity with the many victims of anti-Asian and racist assaults, more than 800 people have signed an open letter titled Asian American Arts Workers Against White Supremacy. It was penned by StopDiscriminAsian (SDA), a group of Asian diasporic artists and arts workers

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