Stop Asian Violence
Mar 25, 2021  |  Betty Brandt

Action Steps Week of MARCH 25, 2021

  1. STOP ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE, STOP CHINA BASHING, NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION | Saturday, March 27, 12pm, south side of Monument Circle 

    The ANSWER Coalition stands in solidarity with the Asian community in the midst of the horrific, racist and misogynist massacre that took place in Atlanta on March 16th. Six Asian women were among the eight shot to death at point blank range. The alarming rise in hate crimes over the past year correlates to an increasingly hostile U.S. foreign policy towards China. The opportunistic scapegoating of China during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the intensity by which China is deemed the enemy and adversary of the United States, has driven a widespread Sinophobic sentiment nationally. The Asian American community suffers the brunt of the hatred fomented as a weapon of war. To date, there have been 3,800 self-reported hate crimes against Asian Americans. The mainstream media’s failure to label the Atlanta shooting as a hate crime demonstrates the gross disregard and injustice that our communities are facing. Racism is a sick symptom of a system that profits from war and violence. And to put insult to injury, the cop handling the case was found to be promoting anti-China paraphernalia.


    Head out the door, turn off your mental list of things to be done and things to remember. Instead focus on finding wonder and awe along the path. It’s spring and there is wonder popping up everywhere. Go experience it.