Moms Leader Reacts to Murders of Asian-American Women in Atlanta
“The murders of eight people in Atlanta yesterday evening – seven of them women, six Asian Americans – are tragic, appalling and truly heartbreaking. America’s moms grieve for the families of the victims and for all those affected by this horrific violence.
“These brutal murders come at a time when our country’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is suffering a terrifying rise in hatred, harassment, discrimination and violence, caused by the structural racism we have failed to stop and by toxic politicians like former President Trump, who stoke hatred and division. Moms are deeply troubled that Stop AAPI Hate received 3,800 reports of anti-Asian hate from March 2020 to February 2021, with women reporting many more incidents than men. Asian-American women regularly experience racialized misogyny as well.
“The imperative to end racially motivated violence, violence against women, and gun violence has never been more urgent than it is today. We all lose when hatred, enmity and violence continue. We have the power to dismantle white supremacy, misogyny and interlocking systems of oppression. We must use that power to create a just society in which we are all safe. Violence against Asian Americans must end. Gun violence against all Americans must end.”