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WASILC Stands in Solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander Community

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WASILC stands in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community. Individuals of Asian descent Americans have continuously experienced racism and violence in the United States and Anti-Asian violence and rhetoric have risen sharply since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we know that hate crimes are vastly underreported, there has been a surge of hate incidents toward the AAPI community Asian Americans since the pandemic began, with “Stop AAPI Hate” tracking nearly 4,000 reports between March 19, 2020 and February 28, 2021. The true scope of anti-Asian harassment and violence is likely much higher. AAPI communities need our support and to be listened to.