Sacramento - This moment is an important inflection point for our country. We have the chance to learn from our long history of racial injustice and fundamentally change our criminal justice system. We at Asian Resources, Inc. stand with the Black community. As news broke on the unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, we shared the grief and outrage like many in the Black community, other communities of color, and others in our country. As protests continue to sweep across our nation, we acknowledge the deep pain felt by the oppression for hundreds of years of our black brothers and sisters.
And yet through this pain, we know that history has demonstrated time and time again that when we stand together, our resilient communities gain strength and make progress towards positive social change. Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities must stand up in the fight against systemic racism and support our black neighbors, friends, and family. In the background, COVID-19 continues to impact communities of color disproportionately and increased hate crimes against AANHPI communities have resulted from the fear and scapegoating by the administration for the consequences of the coronavirus. Perhaps more dangerous than COVID-19 is the pervasive systemic racism that continues to infect our communities – racism is a public health crisis.
How do we support the black community? We must listen to our black community leaders, amplify their voices, join them on the streets, and donate to black-led organizations leading the efforts to dismantle systemic racism and systems of oppression.
Black lives matter today and always. We must do better as a community. We encourage you to start having conversations with your family and friends, because change starts within our own homes.
Ways to Support:
Donate to support George Floyd’s Family: www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
Donate to support Breonna Taylor’s Family: www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonna-taylor
Donate to support Ahmaud Arbery’s Family: www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud