AILH Statement on Violence and Acts of Hate Against Asian Americans Pacific Islanders

We mourn the loss of the eight victims of the recent Atlanta Asian-American shootings, including six Asian women. Their names are: Hyun J. Grant, Yong A. Yue, Suncha Kim, Soon C. Park, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, and Delaina Ashley Yuan and Paul Andre Michels. We will continue to say their names and fight against Asian American and Pacific Islander violence that has grown within the United States over the past year. Our hearts are with the families and communities of these victims. Aloha Independent Living Hawaii continues to stand with our AAPI community, both local and across the nation.


This attack was yet another example of white supremacy dictating which lives are worth protecting versus destroying. These continuous attacks on the AAPI community revolve around violence, xenophobia, and bigotry. Asian Americans throughout the United States have always experienced racism and violence, and as a nation, we need to take steps to ensure this does not happen again. We as a nation need to call out and work against violence, hate speech, stereotypes, xenophobia, or racism of any kind if we are to become a true country that treats all its citizens with equality, respect, and integrity.


AILH truly appreciates the diversity of our staff and our consumers. We will continue to ensure that those we interact with are always treated with the respect they deserve and take action against AAPI violence within the State of Hawaii. Let us stop AAPI Hate in the United States. Let us continue to educate ourselves and the people around us to fight ignorance and call out those who engage in these disturbing attacks.

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