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University statement on violence against Asians and Asian Americans

Mar. 17, 2021, 5:19 PM

We condemn racism and expressions of hate, bias and discrimination in all forms. We recognize how recent violent attacks on Asians and Asian Americans, including the horrific shootings in Atlanta overnight, have deeply affected members of our Vanderbilt community.

The attacks follow an unfortunate reality that began at the start of the pandemic, when expressions of xenophobia and anti-Asian sentiment began to rise around the country and the world.

Please know that Vanderbilt continues to be committed to fostering a safe and welcoming community, and that we are working with campus partners and organizations to bring more awareness to this issue, and on ways to support our Asian and Asian American students, faculty, postdocs and staff.

If any member of our community has experienced harassment or bias, we want to know as part of our efforts to create and sustain an inclusive community. Students, faculty, staff and postdocs should not hesitate to file a report with the Equal Opportunity and Access Office.

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