FASEB Condemns Anti-Asian Violence and Racism 

FASEB joins the nation in mourning the lives lost in the past week as a result of mass shooting events. Even more disconcerting are the racial undertones of the Atlanta-area shootings, in which six of eight victims were women of Asian descent. Sadly, this is one event in an increasing number of racist actions directed toward the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. FASEB rejects all attempts to blame individuals of Asian ancestry for the COVID-19 pandemic and condemns discrimination, violence, harassment, and racism within our community. 

Much work remains to truly foster diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion within the scientific community and even more to address discriminatory actions directed toward individuals of specific backgrounds. To highlight the negative impacts of anti-Asian racism and racism toward other communities of color on the scientific community and beyond, FASEB supports the #StopAsianHate National Day of Action and Healing on Friday, March 26, 2021, and encourages the research community to take this time for collective reflection and action in solidarity.