wearesunlightThe disheartening and horrific hate crimes targeted at the AAPI community cannot be tolerated. We must continue to stand together in unity and solidarity in order to fight these injustices against our Asian brothers and sisters.
Violence against the AAPI community has drastically increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with anti-Asian hate crimes increasing by 150% in 2020. However, racism and racially-motivated crimes have deeper roots than this pandemic. Anti-Asian racism is prevalent and must be addressed, recognized, and stopped.
We must do better. Now, more than ever, being allies and extending our support and resources in this ongoing fight can make a world of difference. Don’t be a bystander. If you see something, speak up. Educate yourself. Become aware. Check your privilege. Advocacy and a call for action starts with each and every one of us.
In support of the AAPI community, Under The Sunlight will be donating 10% of sales this week to Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an organization dedicated to fighting for Asian Americans' civil rights and empowering the community through education, litigation, and public policy advocacy. Please consider donating, and take a look below for additional resources.
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