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WGST Statement Regarding Recent Acts of Violence Against Asian American Women

WGST stands with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Island community to condemn white supremacy and patriarchal violence. This kind of violence is not new, but last week was a painful reminder of how the racial and gendered position of Asian women in the United States make them particularly vulnerable to these acts. In the past year, there has been a rise in violence against Asian/Asian Americans in the United States, and most of these attacks have been on women. As a department, we are committed to racial, gendered, and sexual justice through centering marginalized voices, and incorporating the values, judgment, methods, and needs of people from historically disenfranchised communities. You can read more here, here, and here. (Content Warning: Racism; Violence)