USC Roski School stands against all forms of racism, misogyny, and hate.

 

The USC Roski School of Art and Design stands against all forms of racism, misogyny, and hate. We condemn the recent murder of eight people, including six Asian women, in Atlanta, Georgia, as an act of domestic terrorism that follows a legacy of white supremacism including historical instances of anti-Asian violence, exclusionary laws, and racist and sexist policies. We condemn the increase in anti-Asian assaults across the United States since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as heinous hate crimes. We repudiate any racist language connecting the coronavirus to China or its people. We collectively grieve the losses Asian Americans and other communities of color have disproportionately suffered in the United States since the start of COVID-19. Asian Americans are not a monolithic group, and our community stands in support of marginalized people of all national and ethnic backgrounds, immigration statuses, genders, sexualities, and socioeconomic circumstances. Aligned with the tenets of Stop AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Hate, a reporting center dedicated to responding to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, we believe that “in order to effectively address anti-Asian racism we must work to end all forms of structural racism leveled at Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.”