Once again, we are forced to confront senseless tragedy caused by despicable acts. Once again, we mourn the unprovoked loss of life. Our hearts and minds are with those shot in Atlanta earlier this week, and all those affected by continued violence in our country.
The rise of ignorant and racist attacks on Asians and Asian-Americans must stop. Acts of hate and violence have no place in our society, and the UF College of Education condemns those who perpetrate these atrocities.
As UF President Kent Fuchs stated, “…we have a privilege and a responsibility to raise our voice against prejudice and xenophobia and for shared understanding and mutual respect for all people.” Our college community is one which celebrates inclusion, diversity and equity. I call on you to stand with us, to combat racism and to work toward a just, healthy, and culturally competent society.
For resources and guides to help fight anti-Asian racism and misogyny, please see this document from our EduGator Allyship page.