In support of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander community
We see the diversity that comprises the School of Art & Art History as the indelible fabric of our depth and passion as artists and scholars. I cannot fully express our sense of outrage at yet one more act of violence born of bigotry and xenophobia in America. The killing of Soon C. Park, Hyun J. Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong A. Yue, Delaina Ashely Yuan, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Feng, along with a year that has seen intolerable bigotry has, once more, brought us to this all too familiar and hollow place in this country. To our hundreds of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander students and faculty, on behalf of faculty and staff, I want you to know that we feel the anguish and justifiable fear that comes with this latest episode of a deep-rooted strain of racism in America. The truth is there can be no equanimity for any of us so long as violence born of bigotry is present in our lives. We are here to support all students and faculty and especially our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander students. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your advisor and faculty or the University Counseling Center to seek support during this difficult time. We are here for you, and we stand with you in justice and solidarity.