The Department of History strongly condemns racist violence, intimidation, and discrimination in all forms, including those against Asians and Americans of Asian descent, with whom we stand in solidarity. On March 16, 2021, a white gunman killed eight people—six of them women of Asian descent—at an Asian American-owned business outside of Atlanta. The United States has a long history of racism, xenophobia, hatred, and violence toward Asians and Asian Americans. We condemn anti-Asian actions, words, and ideologies in all forms and stand with our friends and colleagues in the UNC Asian American Center, Carolina Asia Center, and the wider Asian and Asian American community.
Below are some useful resources from our Asian and Asian American studies colleagues to help Carolina students, faculty, and staff in this difficult moment.
Lisa Lindsay, Chair