A Statement on Anti-Asian Racism

We are with our Asian community in our efforts against anti-racism and violence. #StopAsianHate

A recent crime statistic from Vancouver alone showed anti-Asian hate crimes are up over 700% over the past year. And this isn’t just a Canadian problem. Hate crimes motivated by anti-Asian sentiment jumped 1,900% in New York City in 2020. Source: CTV News

Anti-Asian hate crimes are up significantly across Canada and around the world and we know the fight against anti-Asian racism, hate, and violence starts with acknowledging the hard truth in our society. YSpace at York University joins in solidarity with everyone in Asian communities and allies to fight against anti-Asian racism, hate, and violence.

Please read the recent statement about this serious issue from York U’s President and Vice-President Equity, People, and Culture: A Statement from President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Equity, People & Culture Sheila Cote-Meek on Anti-Asian Racism | Office of the President (yorku.ca)

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