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Statement of Condemnation and Solidarity

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Statement of Condemnation and Solidarity

Statement of Condemnation and Solidarity

#STOPASIANHATE, AAPIP (Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy) Response to Murder of Asian American Women in Atlanta Spa Shooting.

As the Interim Head of the Penn State University’s Philosophy Department, I am urging you to join me in condemning in the strongest possible terms the acts of violence committed against Asians and Asian-Americans in the United States over 2020 and now in 2021 exacerbated by the Covid 19 pandemic. We must condemn the heinous acts of violence that occurred in Georgia a couple of days ago. We must stand in solidarity with all Asians and Asian-Americans. We must also not overlook the fact that the Georgia violence adds to the long list – too long! – of violence against women. We must do everything we can to prevent such acts of violence based in hatred, prejudice, and ignorance.

– Leonard Lawlor, Department Head