Updated: Jun 8, 2021
Throughout history, people have always seized on the most contrived or superficial differences to make arguments for the superiority or inferiority of one group or another. This repetitive practice has spared no aspect of the human condition. People in every time period have exhibited racism, sexism, ableism, classism, ageism, religious antagonism, jingoism, chauvinism, and every other aspect of bigotry and ignorance. Attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are not new to America, though they have seen a marked rise in the past year. Similarly, people of Asian descent are being targeted at higher rates throughout the world than they were a year ago. One thing that hasn’t changed about the nature of these crimes, is that they are morally repugnant.
Our research analysts have taken time to reflect on the most recent trend in hate crimes and Nonviolence International New York will be publishing their articles in the coming week. We invite you to reflect on their research and we humbly ask that you reflect upon your experiences, direct or indirect, with prejudice and ask yourself how you might take actions today and tomorrow to make the world a little more welcome and a little safer for everyone.