American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) strongly condemns the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The recent report that shows the increase in targeted hate incidents against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities spotlights the critical need to be unwavering advocates for anti-racist education and action.
AACC stands with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and all marginalized people that continue to experience racism, hate, discrimination, and violence. Our thoughts and prayers are with those that have experienced these troubling incidents. However, we are fully aware that we must continue to take intentional actions against racism in all its forms.