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By || This statement was written by the Sociology Department

The Sociology Department stands in solidarity with our students of Asian descent, and with the great diversity of Asian and Asian American communities across the United States more broadly in the face of the hatred directed towards them. We are saddened and outraged at the recent murders of six Asian American women in and around Atlanta, including Julie Park, Hyun Jung Kim Grant, Xiaojie Tan and Daoyou Feng, as well as other recent violent attacks on Asian Americans in New York, San Francisco, and other parts of the U.S. We denounce the White supremacist social structures, institutions, and rhetoric that incite acts of violence such as these as they tokenize, dehumanize, and fetishize members of Asian communities, especially women. We condemn racist, sexist, xenophobic, and misogynistic hate. We commit to working together with the F&M community to further develop our critical understandings of the intersectional, anti-racist work that must be undertaken in the United States and beyond.