The Public Interest Law Project stands in solidarity and defense of all Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and we condemn the recent violence against them and the racist rhetoric about the origins of COVID-19 propagated by people in power and incited by certain corporate media. Inheritors of a long and ongoing history of discrimination in the United States, Asian and Pacific Islander communities once again must face down the latest ravages of hate and violence. In 2020, even as our nation grappled with its racist, white supremacist past and present, there was a 150 percent increase in the number of hate crimes against Asian and Pacific Islander people — a heartbreaking and wrenching reality, signifying the deep depths still to be climbed nationwide. We at PILP re-commit ourselves to the project of collective liberation and to working with our partner organizations, including those who serve, support, and are led by API communities, to build community-led approaches to ending discrimination and violence. Please consider taking a first step by supporting the efforts of these organizations:
Asian Law Alliance
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
How to Help Stop Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans
From Atlanta to Oakland, action not silence.
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