Econ Supports #StopAAPIHate
The Department of Economics fully supports all members of our communities and the Universtiy's statements regarding recent anti-Asian hate.
Resisting Xenophobia and Showing Support for Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans (APIDA)
Since the start of COVID-19, there have been over 3900 documented anti-Asian hate crimes—an increase of 1900%. As educators, it is our responsibility to resist false narratives that fuel xenophobic crimes and to decolonize thinking that props up model minority and orientalist stereotypes. As educators, it is our responsibility--collectively and individually--to reflect, read, learn, and act toward justice, and to understand the intersections of identities that shape our lived experiences.
Opportunities for support:
- To read the statement released by President Sands and Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke regarding the recent and disturbing surge in random and unprovoked violence toward the Asian community, click here.
- For a resource guide that includes ways to learn and take action, visit here.
- For letters of support from the VT community and additional information, visit the InclusiveVT page here.