Cynthia Choi (213) 268-0910 cchoi@caasf.org
May 29, 2020

We Stand in Solidarity with the Victims of Systemic Racism

Chinese for Affirmative Action is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent unjust and tragic killings of Black Americans that have garnered national attention, most notably the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. We also vehemently condemn the hyper-policing and violent treatment of activists, protestors and community members who are rightfully speaking out on these tragedies across the country.

As communities of color continue to come to grips with the disproportionate negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our families, communities and institutions, we call on our local and state government leaders to stand up and take action against these injustices.

Racial crimes and violence of any kind must not be tolerated. The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, which has faced rising discrimination, hate and violence in the face of COVID-19, stands in solidarity with the Black community and others who are unfairly and unjustly being targeted.  

Now is the time for our vulnerable communities to stand together and speak out collectively against the systemic and entrenched racism that drives the continued hate and violence against Black Americans and communities of color. Now is the time for leaders in our government and throughout civil society to stand alongside us and seek swift justice for those responsible and implement solutions that protect all of our communities at large.

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Chinese for Affirmative Action

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) is a community-based civil rights organization in San Francisco.  Our mission is to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial injustice.    ###